Tag: self-development

Doing vs. Being, and the Father of Swords

This past summer, I decided I needed to reinvigorate my morning routine (as in make one). I wanted to exercise, meditate a little, maybe read a few pages of an inspiring book to get my head ready for the day. I really wanted to do these things, or so I thought.

The problem was, I'd wake up in the morning, and -- well, not want to do them. Like, REALLY not want to do them, as in "you can't make me, I'm going to throw a tantrum" not want to. What the heck?It confused me, because I figured that these

The Magician and the High Priestess

The Magician and the High Priestess are the first two archetypes The Fool meets on his journey, and they are the masculine and feminine faces of power.

The Magician is traditionally shown as a kick-ass guy with lots of tools that represent his ability to exert power over the external world. He's a bit of a showman, and while his power is over the elements this doesn't stop him from having fancy tools.

He tells the Fool that he has all he needs to make his way in the world and shows him how. He is about acting, making a