Monday March 4, 2013

MonMar4CardToday I decided to pick a card from the Osho Zen Tarot deck and the card I picked is Understanding.  The message for someone reading this is…..you may be facing a conflict with someone or a group of people….things may feel off and you are just not seeing eye to eye.  Part of the conflict has to do with you not really seeing things from their perspective.

You may be caught up in your own feelings and how everything is effecting you and you are not aware of your effect on others.  Take some time to step out of your own perspective and try to understand how others are feeling.  You don’t have to agree with them but if you can at least understand what has brought them to their current perspective it will really alleviate the tension you are experiencing with them.

Its easy to fall into the trap of only seeing things one-sided…..pointing fingers, judging, criticizing others without taking inventory on one’s own position.  The best way for you to make things better with others is to start with yourself….think about how you can change….what can you do to help the situation?  You may be reactive…responding in a way that is not helping things.  Maybe you are defensive when others make suggestions on how you could do better.  Rather than get defensive….try to really hear others….they may be able to help and give good suggestions to improve everything.  Don’t take things personally….listen and apply what you hear to your life.

The more you pay attention to others and really understand them…..the better off you will be.  Open your mind and heart….show compassion and release the urge to judge.  If you start to judge or criticize…..consciously make an effort to let those thoughts go….say “cancel” if you have to and think of a positive quality in the situation.

I will be back tomorrow with another card of the day…..enjoy your Monday!!!