First I’d like to give a huge shout-out to the USA Men’s Hockey Team. That last second 3rd period goal got my heart racing like I haven’t felt since Ohio State winning the Rose Bowl. Sure, we ended up losing in Overtime, but those 10 between goals was the most excited I’ve been in a long time.
So now that my disastrous month is finally over (Good Riddance) and shitty canceling clients have cataloged into the bad news database, I want to tell you what my main goal is for the month of March. I thought long and hard about it. There are so many things I need to get done, so many things I want to do and have to do, but it struck me this afternoon exactly what my goal should be.
The Goal is this: Have No Goal and Enjoy Myself. I haven’t had this goal in a long time and the last time I made this my goal not only did I reach it, but so many good things happened for me. Why not make that happen again.
Here is the way I see it. In the Fool’s Journey there is a cycle everyone goes through when venturing through life. This cycle repeats itself constantly and at every stage in your journey a new challenge rises to greet you. There are 22 different challenges. If you ever got a Tarot Card reading, the numbered cards represent the fool’s journey; books like Red Wall and the Lord of the Rings are based on the Fool’s Journey as well.
During the final leg of the journey, one of the challenges is called the ‘Tower. On tarot cards the Tower is represented by a lightning bolt blasting the top of the tower with you falling… no… crashing to the ground. It represents an unforeseen catastrophe that knocks you off your pedestal.
Then the next challenge (card ) is the ‘Star.’ The Star is represented by a person, naked, at a stream washing themselves of all the dust and rubble from their fall. In the water they see their reflection and begin to realize that there was no ending because of their plunge from the Tower, but a new beginning and a new freedom, a freedom this person never had while locked in their Tower. This person decides to go forth with their new found inspiration, but there is a problem… It’s still dark. Illuminating the path before them is the next challenge (card): The Moon.
The moon lights only half of a winding path surrounded by dangers and other people’s Towers. The path leads to the mountains where there is only darkness. Your creative Imagination gets coupled with your darkest fears as you traverse this moon light path and you become bewildered and afraid. You want to stop and call out for ‘Mommy!’ But if you keep moving forward something that always happens will happen and that’s the next challenge (card): The Sun.
The Sun rises and illuminates all of the hidden places. It provides clarity to the areas where the Moon provided confusion and fear. You begin to feel and understand all the good this world has to offer you. You are given a new Zest for life after being struck down by lightning, left in the dark with your fears and forced to trudge path you cannot see. Greatness finds you as you ride through life with new hope and optimism. You’ve traveled so far, learned so much and overcame debilitating obstacles. You can’t help but shine like the sun.