Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ascetic

Daily Draw: Ananda Tarot ~ Hermit

In ancient Greece an ascetic was someone who trained or practiced in a dedicated manner. Somewhere along the line asceticism has evolved into extremities of denial and self mortification.

How well meaning we are, before the addictive behaviors set in. This figure's path is clearly lit from heart light. It still has the rose and cards of play and beauty, the cup and orb as connections to feelings and earthy obligations. I'm reminded by this card to wonder at what point do we cross the line? It is only in retrospect that I can ever clearly see that tipping point.

"In the end, Tipping Points are a reaffirmation of the potential for change and the power of intelligent action. ~ Malcolm Gladwell 1963-  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

2 comments:

  1. As long as we see our heart light we are on the right track. When that fades we have definitely taken a wrong turn

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  2. I think Buddha was a good example; he had everything and was miserable, then gave everything up and was just as miserable. Which then led him to the Middle Path.

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