I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It Flows By Itself

From the Gill Tarot, the Ten of Cups; from The Circle, Destiny:
          Studies show that one-third of the people who suffer abuse as a child will become abusers themselves, and their likelihood of mental illness and addiction is much greater. Yet I when look at those ten cups, each giving and receiving water, I wonder what statistics would say about kindness. What if everyone made it a point to do something thoughtful and caring for someone every day, especially to someone who looked like they could use a bit of gentle goodwill? The Circle's Destiny card is not so much about knowing what fate has in store, but in simply letting life evolve. A woman made the comment to me the other night that "You don't need to push the river, it flows by itself." Kindness can be just as fluid. I don't have to plan for it, I just need to be willing to go where it takes me.
To reteach a thing its loveliness is the nature of metta [loving-kindness].
~ Sharon Salzberg 

6 comments:

  1. We never no what one has and is experiencing on their journey; a kind word will always be treasured.

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    1. Even a smile can sometimes make a difference. :)

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  2. When we are generous with kindness somehow we are bound to be treated kindly too. What goes around comes around

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  3. That is why I make eye contact with strangers and smile. It makes me feel better when someone doe it to me.

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    1. Eye contact is a good way to 'say' "I see you, and you matter."

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