Friday, February 13, 2009

Defeat and Forgiving

Daily Draw: Hermetic Tarot ~ 5 of Swords

Defeat and Forgiveness would balance on my personal scales because both mean I realize in my heart and mind that absolutely nothing will change about the situation. I can't change or undo what has been done when it all now lies in the past. And I've had defeats and betrayals enough to prove my theory.

I'm reminded by this card how difficult it is to let something go; we resist because it sounds like Sally-WooWoo pap; because on some level we will take self-pity if we can't get anything else; and maybe because admitting a defeat seems like adding insult to injury. Truly letting go brings a sweet release like no other feeling we can experience...because it lasts.

"Defeat should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Defeat is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." ~ Denis Waitley 1933-

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