Life has a terrible habit of pilling issues upon us, the man’s problems within the card are beginning to take their toil, and soon he becomes exhausted and overwhelmed.
His mind is totally committed to the job at hand, desperate to win and succeed. He feels every step, his back hurts, and his legs begin to struggle. In a flash, his resilience begins to waver. Like a flock of birds fleeing in fright, his thoughts scatter and run in all directions. Should I speed up, let one or two go, or admit defeat and throw them all to the ground.
If you feel like the man in today’s card, then relax, you’re not alone. No matter how together or in control others may appear on the surface, like a graceful swan majestically moving across a lake, just under the water their little legs are working franticly to keep afloat, while desperately trying to keep face.
We can often become overwhelmed when we lose sight of delegation, the ability to allow others to take some of our burdens. Prioritising issues is another, for not all of our problems have equal importance. Keeping the lights on and paying the mortgage is more important than keeping up with the Joneses. Communication is also critical, for when we reach out to others, financial institutions, for example, they can often work with us and not against.
The simple truth, if everything fails, the worst-case scenarios begin to unfold, the process can often be far less traumatic than our imaginations can lead us to believe.
You’re only human, stop beating yourself up, trying to carry the weight of the world upon your weary shoulders. Reach out, get help, do your best, but if all else fails, it’s okay to fall and ask for help and support.