“Beware what you wish for. You may get it.” –No Idea Who Said it First
It’s not unusual for the people I work with to feel let down or bittersweet in the afterglow (“aftermath?”) of obtaining a long-pursued wish. The fantasy was perfect, after all. Reality is messy. Big difference! Mess sure didn’t come up in those drifting-off-to-sleep moments of wistful bliss, man.
And so much is pinned to those fantasies. Everything, and I mean EVERY-THING will suddenly and magically be all right, lovely, splendiferous and wonderful, just as soon as this wish is fulfilled!
Except it isn’t. That, my friends, is the Four of Cups right there. It’s the weighing out of what you don’t have versus what you do have.
I like this version including booze. The Four of Cups has a sense of drunkenness on daydreaming. Perspective is hazed. What you “don’t have” can overshadow what you do have.
If this is where you are at now, I’d say don’t get too drunk on the daydreams. Understand life seldom lives up to the expectations of an advertising brochure, but often surpasses it in depth and breadth, true value.
Daydreams can serve a vital function of helping us imagine what we might do, see areas of our life we’d like to alter, or even just offering a simple, creative escape from the demands of reality. They aren’t always so helpful as a measuring stick, however.
Take what’s inspiring and upllifting from daydreaming binges and use it to inform your sober conscious decision-making. Discontent is useful as a stimulus for change. But whatever doesn’t fit into your life, you can discard as drunken aberrations.
You feeling day-dreamy?
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Barbara Moore and Aly Fell