Imagine that you heard the phrase "anything is possible" for the very first time in life, and you truly believed it. That's how I feel.
I think when most of us grow up we lose a certain magic, a certain hope about what life can be. I want you to know that this magic can be restored, yes, not only restored but actually multiplied.
I think we had it right the first time. Honestly I really believe that it is kids who really know what life is supposed to be. It's like a knowledge that we are born with, but as we get older, the detailed facts about what has happened in our own life so far, makes us limit the entire universe to what we have experienced.
I learned in psychology how kids up to a certain age have a very self centered way of thinking and are unable to put themselves in other people's perspective. Hence for instance the idea that you have disappeared from the world if you put your hands in front of your eyes.
I also learned that kids systematically diagnose or identify the world around them by what they already know. For instance if they see a dog for the very first time and they don't know what a dog is, but they have already learned what a cat is, they will say it's a cat.
I remember thinking to myself that these wise men had it completely backwards, I think grown ups also identify everything from their own experiences. Actually I think they do that even more so than kids.
Kids will believe ANYTHING you say, it can be quite hilarious sometimes, and it's hard not to take advantage of. They have a brilliant ability to visualize even the craziest scenarios, because their view of the world has no limits.
Maybe growing up and getting to know yourself, is nothing more than slowly limiting your world a little by little? There are less and less things you feel comfortable doing, less and less things that you feel you know how to do.
But then you might meet someone who makes you remember it all, remember why you came to this planet, remember the purpose behind everything.
I saw this horrible movie called "Rumor Has It" recently. It's starring Jennifer Aniston and her character is getting married. Just before the wedding she tracks down and sleeps with the same man that her own mother slept with before the mother's wedding to her father. And this man who the mom and daughter both slept with before they were getting married to someone else, also slept with the grandmother in the family and with their best friends. Everyone knows who everyone slept with, and are continuing to sleep with and everyone is totally fine with it. And in the end the character of Jennifer Aniston says to her husband-to-be "I can live without you, I just don't want to" and that's supposed to be the most romantic thing he ever heard. And also this movie is supposed to give the viewer an aha moment and be like "wow that's what life is all about" and "I guess it's ok that I feel the need to run away and sleep with other people when I'm getting married, I guess it's normal"...
So I just felt very sad for the people who made this movie. Clearly they believed all these things, which I regret to say is the same things that the people I have grown up with have always believed.
It's one of the saddest things in the world when people don't believe in a maddening, life changing, crazy love anymore. I mean I think that crazy love is the only thing that can save us from growing up and losing all the purpose of life.
So please... wherever you are; don't stop believing... anything can happen:)