The 6th of January was Epiphany, the traditional day when wise men, Magi, from the East came to see the baby Jesus, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For those of you who may be non-secular or religious and are reading this blog, they are the “three kings” the Christmas Carol speaks of. The gospel of Matthew states that after they gave their gifts, they were warned in a dream to go home a different route from whence they came. So the Magi took a different way home.
They went home another way, because the way they had come was now too dangerous. They went home a different way because they were protecting themselves and those they visited from a feckless ruler. They went home a different way because they had been changed. They saw an injustice being done. They saw a king corrupt on power who wanted to keep his position. They saw hope reignited. And that changed them.
“Maybe me and you can be wise guys too…. And go home by another way….We can make it another way.”~ James Taylor “Home By Another Way”
How often do we change direction?
How often can we do an about face?
How often can we learn to see things in a different light or do something in an extraordinary way?
So many time there are things, events, discussions, views change us as well. We all have them. The news stories you hear on television. That inspiration you read in a blog post or story. That idea that sparks a simple goal or gesture to another. Some of them may make us feel small and insignificant. Some of them may blow our minds. Some of them may make us see that our ideas may not be the best. Some may inspire us to do the same or even better.
Because of these moments, we are no longer the same persons we once were. We have had eyes that were opened and moments that have changed our lives. We can’t go the same routes we once did, for those routes no longer work for us. So we learn to go home by another way. We learn a different story to write the next chapter of our lives. And who knows, maybe we will find the magic there too.
Stay magical, friends.
Write your own story.
Find another way home.
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