Monday, August 6, 2007

Daily Draw: Morgan Green Tarot ~ 7 of Cups

Know thy self. Again a card about choices, this one saying I do have some of my dreams and desires within reach...but offers the caution of knowing myself before I make a final choice. Sometimes what I think I need or want so badly is what society or the media has planted in my brain.

Take a cruise for instance. I would love to go on a cruise, the idea of what a cruise offers just seems like Nirvana. But in truth the best vacations we've ever had have all been by car. Because we explored back roads, visited tiny dust-caked museums, sat in caf├ęs and chatted with locals, stopped dozens of times a day to take photos and best of all got to travel with our dogs. I wouldn't get any of that spontaneity on a cruise. So what is it about a cruise that attracts me? If I can define that, I can do the same thing for an nth of the cost.

No responsibilities? Full service? No phones? All the planning done by someone else? Read a book uninterrupted? Endless open vista? Foreign travel with familiar food? If I had these things by the 3rd day I'd be bored out of my gourd and looking for work. Looking for some way to stretch myself. The beauty and peace sound wonderful as I sit here and map out my day and my week, but in knowing myself I can truly make choices that will enrich my life and make me happy. Tarot teaches us to look under the shine and see what it is we really seek.

"You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy." ~ Eric Hoffer 1902-1983

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