May 12

05/12/12: Who makes you unhappy? | Reversed 4 of Cups



“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle

What’s good enough?

If you’re a hundred pounds overweight, the person who says they need to lose 10 pounds may annoy you. If you’re struggling to pay bills, the person who feels poor because they are not currently making three times what you do doesn’t engender much sympathy.

But it’s all relative: there will always be people better and worse off than you in some way. It’s a big world! You decide your place in it.

“Really, Tarot?” That’s what I said about today’s card. It’s been just a day or so since we got the upright Four of Cups. So today, we’re doing reversed? Really?!

Shut up and write, Dixie. Shut up and write.

Evidently, it’s time to look at personal satisfaction, what we’re acknowledging versus what we are not acknowledging in our worldview. In the Cosmic Tarot deck, Tarot Cups are very blue, and this guy appears to be blue, both literally and figuratively!

It’s also interesting to note the surroundings.  Lotus flowers symbolize purity and non-attachment, growing up from the mud to beautifully bloom un-sullied. A castle sits behind him (wealth, safety), along with mountains (achievements), a lush field (prosperity), and a horse (power, freedom).

He has an awful lot going for him, already, but he doesn’t seem to notice. If anything, his posture is one of despair. In short, a sense of satisfaction is is never going to come from external circumstance.

Whether I’m happy or not doesn’t come down to my job, my marriage, my kids, my car, my house, my IQ, my weight, my schedule, my health, my friends, or my outward circumstance of any shape or form. Our spirit is contained in a physical body, but it’s not to be confused with the physical body.

Contentment is not dictated by outside circumstance. It may be eased or impeded by outside circumstance, but it’s definitely not determined by it!

If you’re not feeling content and satisfied, stop looking for people or situations to blame. Start looking for what you really want in your life—what you want to create in this physical plane, who you want to be, and how you want to live. If there is a disconnect between who you want to be and who you are, you WILL be unhappy. Instead of finding excuses, start looking at alternatives.

Then, you can be the Lotus flower that springs up from the universal mud.

Are you mostly content?

Cosmic Tarot Deck
by Norbert Losche

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  1. Somewhat content, but I’ve always been that way. Now, what used to be the the best part of my life, has problems, and I’m sick of it. I’ve been managing to keep my mood up, for the most part, but I see no future for myself. I don’t see anything. I have friends, only one family member is on the outs, I have new friends, I know that those who turned on me (or dropped me), since last November (online) are wrong… but I see nothing for me. I’m just taking care of the garden, trying to keep “up”, reading the book by Wayne Dyer, about excuses. taking flower essences, and trying to get back into my own tarot practice.

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