Change is a good thing. When you have been hanging upside down in a tree for days like the hanged man in a tarot deck, then change is a welcome release from the stagnation and seeming lack of control over your situation whatever that change may be… let’s call it welcome release. But what about when you’re in the middle of change, will it still seem like a good thing?
As a species we are a contradictory bunch (or is that contrary? No matter). We want it, then when it comes we complain at the speed at which it arrives, the turmoil it creates in our oh, so comfortable lives… we want something new but without consequences, compromises and without having to sacrifice for it… well don’t we?
So, familiarity breeds contempt and a change is as good as a rest, but better the devil you know?… I love cliches simply because they are so contradictory… just like us. My favourite one is “out of sight, out of mind” it butts up nicely against its polarity “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Are you starting to build up a picture about the human condition and its apparent inability to be content with what is? This too is a good thing because though it causes unrest in the individual, it also fuels evolution and evolve we must.
Today, in amongst all that discontent, whether you are stagnating in the same place or situation that has held you captive for an age or spinning out of control on a journey to goodness knows what next, whether life deals you the hanged man or the ever turning wheel of fortune, take a few moments to appreciate the beauty and symmetry of the ebb and flow… “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” as Hamlet so poetically phrased it. Deliberately count your many blessings and come back to what is true for today.
Remember that if the Grail cup stayed full, the contents would eventually also go stagnant… let life ebb and flow as it will.
Principle 2: I AM Detached
More later… x