Daily Draw: Golden Tarot, Two of Swords
The crossed swords point to a rock and hard place with the woman in between. As the new term approaches, this reminds me that my responses to over work are really unhealthy. Over eating, over caffeine, over smoking, over shopping, over anxious.
The ripples in the card suggest the possibility of a third more healthy space of mindfulness. Each ripple offering a subtly different perspective until the mind is still.
I've been putting off meditation class because I'm not very good at it. Or rather the voice of my inner Gremlin doesn't want me to be good at it.
Working with a fine art deck tells me to go easier on myself. Who on earth could paint like an old master after one art lesson? So it is with meditation. It takes practice. With that thought in mind I'm going tonight...
Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.
Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622.