Whomever you “work” beside—at a job, at home, in projects or otherwise in life—time for some emotional distance. This translates into trusting others to solve their own problems, with your own life and well-being as top priority, and not expecting other people to be you. They aren’t, you know.
The Eight of Cups may seem like a sad card to some, but not to me. To me, it’s a card of relief and release. It’s a card of freedom! This guy is headed towards the mountains (goals) through the sometimes emotional (watery) winding path.
Notice how those cups are all still standing in the background? Mr. Eight of Cups does not destroy anything before he turns around to go his own way. An emotional hit-and-run would have left overturned cups in a big heap. Instead, he makes a choice only for HIMSELF. That make seem like a subtle difference, but it’s far from it.
Your job isn’t to bring someone along on your trip. It’s to plot your own trip and undertake it. The co-workers can join or not once underway. There’s no guarantee they won’t. But the trip isn’t dependent on anybody else. Got that? YOUR itinerary here.
Be clear on your intentions and confident of your direction. Don’t hand over responsibility for your life to anyone else, and don’t try to take up responsibility for anyone else yourself. I’m not thinking so much in terms of right or wrong as right or wrong for YOU.
Feel like you’re buying a ticket for one?
Deck of 1000 Spreads
by Tierney Sadler