..like the fool.
If you know the Tarot card, you may see what I mean. (If not, you’ll see it too, I guess)
The Fool is not foolish, he’s willing to learn, to move forward and make a fool out of her or him.
Being like this he’s giving the people he meets permission to be a bit more like him, too. Stumbling, falling, failing is okay, it’s part of life.
Bumbling along, falling, getting up again…learning, but most of all: never giving up, trying to enjoy the process and loving the way.
That’s not as easy as it may sound. I tend to beat myself up, like most people instead of loving the one being I am.
We all know these situations
- you start a new project with the best intentions only to make one of the mistakes from your last job
- you think you know how to handle it when your partner or parent pushes your buttons – but you explode again, like you stopped thinking when they insulted you
- you have a budget (at last, after x attempts) and catch ourself over-spending again
- and many more…
Telling myself I’m stupid or I should have known better does not help.
The only thing that helps is being kind to myself, loving myself.
Getting up, starting again.
It’s a lifelong process – whenever I reach the point where I think I a finally here, something happens and I fall again. Dusting myself off, continuing on the path – one step at a time.
It takes courage, yes, but it’s the only way for me.
How do you deal with this? Feel free to comment.