Understanding and Support

Today’s meditation was eighteen minutes and sixteen seconds, and focused on awareness during meditation.

This meditation was a variation on using body scanning during meditation. It involves scanning your body from head to toe and then back up again very slowly as a form of focus during the meditation.

I did not doze! Although, my mind did wander quite a bit. Of course, as always, when I caught myself I would bring myself back to my breath and the body scan.

Today’s draw is the King of Cups for my daily focus. He is the representation of a strong alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of emotions, relationships, and creativity. The King of Cups is support and empathy, strength and understanding.

Lately I’ve found myself a little bit more impatient with people, and a little bit less understanding. A little bit less forgiving of their idiosyncrasies that bother me. I’ve let my fear of being hurt emotionally by others close me off from seeing their potential, their pain, and their needs.

I used to be far more open, and far less judging.

This card is a reminder that just because I may not always be comfortable with (or particularly like) a person doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of my attention or my support. It’s a reminder that it is okay to open up, socialize, be sincere, and help people… and that I shouldn’t let fear of being hurt hold me back from these things.

Incidentally, I’ve always associated the King of Cups with you. That open personality that you have which draws people in and makes them feel safe and comfortable. Even when you don’t always know what to say, you always seem to find the right thing. Your heart is so big, and yet strength and that alpha energy within you is ever present in each word and every action.

One thought on “Understanding and Support

  1. This is a difficult one, yeah? Letting people in, letting people close. It’s difficult for me as though I might be that support and acceptance, I’ve also got that alpha energy and a fierce, fierce protective streak. Especially when it comes to you.

    And goddamn but I absolutely hate when someone hurts you. Anyone, anyone at all…especially so when I am the one responsible for your pain.

    It’s a healthy thing to remind yourself to open up to others, to rise above both that fear of being hurt and the fact that maybe that person isn’t especially likable or trustworthy. And yeah, I’m still skeptical because when people hurt you, it makes me very much want to hurt them back.


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