Friday, December 22, 2017

mind the sun now, Icarus

Gonna fly now/Flying high now
~ Gonna Fly, the theme from Rocky
Okay. So some small battle has been won. You've struggled, dodged, and parried. You've slung a few well-chosen words. Your "enemy" is vanquished.

Well. That's fine. Enjoy the victory. However, it would behoove you to cultivate a little humility.

Let's have a peek at the meaning of that word shall we? I'll choose one source for the moment: Merriam-Webster's definition of humility will do. Freedom from pride or arrogance. Isn't it interesting that it offers the freedom of these two states of being (one of which is a Deadly Sin)? In short, you have a choice in conduct.

And don't offer up false humility either. That can be smelled a mile away. It's fine to be right. It's fine to win an argument. The thing is to maintain good relations after (if that's the intention). That requires kindness and extending a hand in peace ~ especially if you're the victor.


Fly high, but mind the sun. We all fall at one time or another. The prideful mighty hit the dirt hardest though.

The Everyday Tarot

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