“Observe all men, thyself most.” -Benjamin Franklin
Today’s Tarot is a very interesting take on the Devil (Capricorn, or Saturn for CJ) from Osho Zen: Conditioning. The book mentions the image illustrates an old Zen story: A lion was raised by sheep and believed he was a sheep, until another lion kidnapped him and showed him his own reflection in the water.
When we see ourselves exclusively through others’ eyes, it does limit options. It’s a kind of bondage, where the true self has to go through the “acceptable” filter and all be fit into another person’s frame of reference. That is a type of trap.
You can believe (quite easily) what others reflect of who you are. No doubt, other’s reactions can give you information. But for the definitive declarations, look in the mirror.
Have you peeked lately?
|Osho Zen Tarot Set
by US Games