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.

So.

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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