Today’s meditation was just under twelve minutes long, and was a guided meditation with interval timer for my stretches.
The topic of today’s guided meditation was about being kind to yourself and others, even when you are struggling yourself, and how sometimes in the middle of our own struggles, we forget that there are others struggling must as much or even more so than we ourselves are.
The guided meditation was an encouragement to look upon others with compassion and understanding, and upon ourselves with the same.
Today’s draw is the Hermit card, which is traditionally a representation of withdrawing from society and having some alone time. In its upright position it is not about unhealthy alone time, though, but rather about healthy growth through self exploration and diving deep into your personal well-being, thoughts, and beliefs.
What stands out to me the strongest in this card today is (of course) the box turtle at the bottom of the card, but also the key that they owl is carrying.
The feeling I get from this key in relation to the turtle is that sometimes you have to spend time alone in order to really know yourself. There’s just some parts of your psyche and self that cannot be unlocked when surrounded by others.
From my observation, a lot of the time when people struggle with being alone and having alone time, they are avoiding themselves and the things about themselves that they don’t want to explore, confront, or delve into. The message here today is to remember that alone time is meant to be healthy and for the purpose of unwinding tensions, self exploration, and growth. If the alone time isn’t healthy… don’t do it.
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#DiscordTarotolicsDec2020 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
Reading Summary: By failing (Ten of Swords), you are allowed to then move on (Eight of Cups), grow and evolve (The World).
Take Away: It is worse to have never tried, than to try and fail. When you never try, you remain stagnant and there is no progress and no growth. By failing, it means you have tried, and it means you have learned something from the experience. This new knowledge you have gained can then be taken forward with you into the future. That then facilitates growth and whether you try again, or move on to something else, that growth and the lessons learned from failure remain with you to help guide you forward on to better things.