Self-Care Is Science And Magic


Illustration from around 1882 by S. Barth

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Self-Care Tip #217 – Connect better with ourselves, others and God.

I was watching (and I’m not proud of it), Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010,) while working my stationary bike over.  It is an offshoot of Goethe’s poem, Der Zauberlehrling, written in 1797.

Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) becomes Balthazar’s (Nicolas Cage) apprentice.  Dave asks,

Is sorcery science or magic?

Balthazar replies,

Yes and yes.

This short conversation was potently familiar of our questions regarding the connection between emotional health, behaviors, biology and our essence/spirit.  This affects how we practice self-care.

Is self-care science or magic?

Yes and yes.

That word “magic” makes many of us uncomfortable so if you like, use spiritual or that which is yet not fully known.

The reason this is important to self-care, is that it allows for us to connect better with ourselves, others and God.  Suffering is when we feel alone.

Questions:  Is self-care science or magic?  What does that mean to you?  How have you seen that affecting your quality of life?  Please tell me your story.

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