The reason a magician is someone who learns about magic and still believes in it is because of the expression familiarity breeds contempt.
We get cool kid syndrome, and we like to tell the people around us, “I already understand that. You didn’t know? That’s the boring stuff for newbies.” And we get addicted to the next level, thinking that happiness comes from new things. So we’re always chasing the next skill.
But mastery isn’t found in the next skill. It’s found in the skill you know intimately enough that you’re comfortable tapping into your passion and rage and ambition and love and expressing it through the skill.
And that’s where magic comes from. Magic doesn’t come from the next spell. It comes from the spell you know how to cast. The one that you’ve been dancing with for a lifetime.
Magic comes from living passionately with the simple things you know and creating wonders in the empty space between them.