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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Crossed Daggers

From the Legacy of the Divine, the Page of Swords; from the Tea Leaf Reading Cards, 'Key:'
          The companion book calls the Page of Swords an "acolyte of the power of the mind," yet I would add the power of speech as well. Those two crossed daggers on his pillow suggest disagreements; he watches and listens carefully to learn how to be a skillful debater. I'm convinced that the majority of Americans have lost this ability - they know how to argue but not present a rational explanation for their ideas. Seeing information on Facebook, on the cover of the National Enquirer or because one believes in something strongly doesn't make it a fact. What is the Key, then? First, I need to take a hard look at what I believe. The evidence for my ideas should be well-documented and credible and include research that can be replicated and observed. I shouldn't just attempt to prove the other side wrong, I need facts to prove I'm right. But to do this successfully, I need to begin with an open mind and look at both sides objectively instead of relying on tradition, preferences or prejudices. 

5 comments:

  1. too much trouble to be informed. Far easier to skim headlines and spout

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    1. And now we have a tsunami of misinformation.

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  2. We can never win trying to explain why another is wrong, most of their guiding points were obtained in youth and too well entrenched.

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    1. We can present facts, but as Sharyn said, no one seems to interested in those.

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  3. Humans...we can be a lazy lot. We can hope politicians will be more conscientious. But hope is the operative word I think. I'll never put my faith in politicians. A big mistake. Holding them accountable is probably the best we can do.

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