What does it mean to believe? It is to know, beyond a doubt, that something exists and real, often whether or not any tangible proof exists. Sometimes beliefs are based on logic and science, and other times they are based on faith. Both are valid, and one is no more important than the other, even if in some instances they derive from contradicting views.
But what does it mean when we have to suspend our disbelief and go with pure magic? That’s when the imagination is in a driving seat, and we become pure masters of a new reality.
Suspension of disbelief is a term introduced in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a “human interest and a semblance of truth” into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgement concerning the implausibility of the narrative. Suspension of disbelief often applies to fictional works of the action, comedy, fantasy, and horror genres.
The phrase “suspension of disbelief” came to be used more loosely in the later 20th century, often used to imply that the burden was on the reader, rather than the writer, to achieve it. This might be used to refer to the willingness of the audience to overlook the limitations of a medium, so that these do not interfere with the acceptance of those premises.
So to create magic, we must first to believe it exists, and then we have to believe we are actually the masters of a new reality that’s literary unfolding in front of our eyes, and we are the creators, and everything is truly possible.
Look at the children, they are the ultimate magic masters. They don’t have to just believe, they simply know it’s possible. Their world is not governed by logic, rules and scientific dogmas, they live in the reality that a flower garden is growing right in the middle of their room, and they can see, smell and touch each flower. Their mind is not yet polluted by all the “don’ts” and “can’ts” and “not happening” that forever occupy an adult mind leaving no room for magic of knowing that a miracle is truly possible.
As adults, we need to practice a suspension of disbelief in real life too, not just when we watch a movie or reading s book. We need to literary shut our logical mind and simply believe and know miracles do happen. Magic is faith holding hands with imagination and reaching out to the heart to create a world where anything is possible.
If you believe!
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