Where the Magic Begins and Ends-Post #18
It’s nothing but a cycle. A cycle that is waiting to be controlled. A cycle that can be seen, prepped for, and used wisely. If you stand in the ocean with your back facing the ocean you will be swayed with every wave that crashes down on you.
Except, you know the waves are coming after a few of them.
The time in-between each wave and what you do with it is up to you.
While you can have a good idea of when the waves are coming, turning to face them gives you a better chance of bracing yourself and remaining unmoved. You can plan to advance in the time in-between.
The time in-between. The time in-between beginnings and endings.
You might be familiar with these beginnings and endings:
Beginning to end of school.
Beginning to end of your lunch break.
Beginning to end of that cup of coffee in your hand.
Beginning to end of the Marvel Avengers. No, but really, all good things ALWAYS come to an end.
Beginning to end of every relationship. Or more accurately, beginning to end of the stages of every relationship.
What do we do with it? With this time in-between? Plan for it. Learn from what happened before. Use it wisely. If you know where you want to go, use it to figure out how to get there. If you don’t know where to go, use it to figure out where you want to go. If you don’t use the time in-between wisely, you can never create sentences that work together in tandem.
Do you know what this means?
Your life is a story. YOU are writing the book. It’s totally up to you how you want each sentence, each paragraph, each chapter to go. You can spend chapters doing the same sentence, over, and over, and over again until the book gets closed. No one wants to read a book that’s looping the same sentence over and over, that’s exactly why books get closed sooner, rather than later.
The “best” life is one that is lived so vividly that you begin to exist in every moment that you’ve ever lived.James Taylor
With the hindsight that we obtain from experience, you gain foresight, allowing yourself to live in both past and future moments. You’ll begin to act with intent, an intent that comes with belief, that you DO have purpose, and whether you know what it is or not is irrelevant. In-between that time, work, believe, have faith, and create the magic for your future.
Don’t let the time in-between pass with no action. You can take control of the ebb and flow of every single cycle in your life.
Write your story with the time in-between. The time in-between is where the magic happens.