Thursday, August 7, 2008

We Can Do This

Daily Draw: 1001 Nights Tarot ~ Courage

This card is traditionally titled Strength, in this deck it is Courage. Two different things if you think about it. The figure in the lower left corner is climbing a mountain of boulders. He is lightly clothed, barefoot, with bow and a quiver holding about 7 arrows. We only see a partially exposed snake and just that part is unbelievably enormous. Is that courage? You bet. Because Strength isn't enough to beat this opponent, but Courage may have a chance.

Some other areas where Courage to meet the foe and not physical Strength is the order of the day. Chemotherapy, doing the right thing about a debt load, confessing a wrong, being there for a terminal loved one, funerals, doing a job you hate and doing it well, coming out of the closet about any subject at all...we keep a lot of things to ourselves don't we. Every day presents situations that require the courage to do something. We can do it.

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962

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