Today’s card carries a familiar message. But it is one that is very hard to follow. And why is that? Is it because we were raised in a system of fear when they meant to raise us with love? They being our parents, guardians, elders who just wanted us to be safe in what could be a very scary place. And don’t we adults still do that to the young ones in our lives?
Fear is a great motivator. But what about daring? Courage? Risk taking? What do we miss when we stay in our comfort zones? What do we not experience when we don’t take any chances?
Pain. Heartbreak. Outrage. ???
Sure those are some of the possibilities. But what about joy, happiness and knowledge?
How can we know for sure something is wrong or bad for us if we don’t try it? What are the implications of never doing something others say can’t be done?
Sit down, Madame Curie.
Step aside, Mr. Edison.
Go back to your farm, Columbus.
What if no one ever risked anything? Maybe your mother risked marrying your dad? Or your partner took a chance when they first asked you out. Think about the unknown you represented. Think about their fear of being rejected by you.
Aren’t you glad they took that risk? Aren’t you glad your parents embarked on the mysterious unknown of having a child?
Journal prompt for today: [Tweet “Why am I scared of what I want the most? What is the cost of the risk?”]
Card 7, Messenger Oracle, U.S. Games Systems Inc.
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.