November 23

11/24/13: Misplaced Evangelism / Temperance Reversed

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Temperence Rx

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” –Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Ever notice the most vocal, sometimes insufferable evangelists for a particular perspective or behavior are the “ex-whatevers?” The people that used to be fat, or smoke, or gamble or drink or…I don’t care what. This is the group that seems to be the most obnoxious at condemning whatever action is representative of their former selves.

Today looking at Temperance reversed, I’m seeing this phenomena as misplaced evangelism.

Do I want to share the good stuff I’ve got with others? Hell yes! Do I need others to accept it in order to validate it and make it real? Hell no!

Caring for your fellow humans is awesome! Wanting your loved ones to be happy and healthy is laudable. Trying to tell your loved ones what they must and must not do in order to achieve such ends is sheer madness.

If you don’t agree, how’s that working out for ya?

When I see this card reversed, I know a complete integration has not taken place. The outer signs of change may be in-your-face, but the full wisdom hasn’t become “just part of” who somebody is yet.

There’s a different between wanting to share something you’ve found valuable—that’s what I try to do here—and attempting to enforce your viewpoint upon others. Right has nothing to do with it. Respect has everything to do with it.

Do you see this kind of misplaced evangelism?

Tarot Illuminati by Eric Dunne & Kim Huggens

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