Monday, May 21, 2018

Offense Defense

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 9 of Wands/Spears

"Determination, Defense, Boundaries" Liz Dean
I'm just half way through the second book of the series, so I have billions of characters to yet meet. And see suffer. And watch die. House Bolton's heraldry is represented by a flayed man presented upside down. To instill psychological terror before the battle.

But what about our own defenses in daily life? We hold back sharing ideas for fear of being laughed at. We hold back opinions rather than hurt someone's feelings, or share them in order to hurt. We might shun someone we don't like or invite someone in to live with us because they share the same goals.

I'm reminded by this card many actions we do unconsciously because our strongest feelings have been with us so long. I'm thinking to sit and have a cup of tea rather than catch up with the walkers Saturday was a form of defense, outsider, late to the party.

3 comments:

  1. We let fear control us at many things. I guess then it builds up and we get defensive. I look at my family sometimes and realize they don't even know me. Anonymity is a defense strategy.

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  2. We have many unconscious defense mechanisms. It's a good idea to try to be more mindful of our instinctual flight, fight and freeze reactions

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  3. Your tea break could just be a time-out. Sometimes we need them to refuel. Distractions on the other hand keep us from living life and always leave the fuel gauge on empty. How did you feel afterward?

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