As an agnostic, I don’t claim to know if magic does or doesn’t exist, or that there is or isn’t a higher power. Or that life has or has not got any purpose beyond its seeming randomness. But sometimes I like to sit in the glow of these metaphysical beliefs. I lean into them in my thinking, but I don’t lean on them as much as I possibly can. I try not to create narratives out of things not seen.
I can see those who do create stories and beliefs for themselves out of these metaphysical ideas and I believe that those narratives are generally misguided, neglect what is real, is seemingly more of a crutch than a point of growth, and they can over time pay a penalty for those narratives,