June 8

06/09/13: Declaring Your Major / 2 & 8 of Pentacles



2_of_Pentacles8_of_Pentacles First, we juggle our responsibilities, actions, needs and drives trying to keep it “all under control” in our lives. But as time progresses—providing WE are progressing, that is—we become better at what we do. We refine and perfect our craft, our knowledge and workmanship in creating our lives.

The Two of Pentacles juggler is trying to be all things to all people. Or maybe, he’s just trying to stay centered, afraid to lose touch for even a moment with the demands placed upon him. He’s managing…but just for now!

The Eight of Pentacles workman, however, is in a different place of development. He’s not a generalist. He’s a specialist! He’s focusing not on everything, but on one thing, and getting that one, main theme of his work right.

You can start with a sampling, juggling all the “truths” that come your way, giving it all equal weight and importance. But sooner or later, if you want more than to just get by, if you want to truly master any idea or concept, you’ve got to make choices. It’s like declaring your major in college.

Pick your focus and refine that skill. Once you’ve mastered it, you can return to one of the other Pentacles (or not). If you don’t, you’ll always be tired and never quite feel like you’ve truly got it.

Do you have a major focus right now?

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  1. Right now, it’s all about survival. So I’m back at the two…within a couple of weeks of having focus and plans.

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