The Two of Swords urges us that in order to make progress, we must make a move, rather than being stagnant. But as I’m not being strongly drawn in one direction over another, I’m afraid of making the wrong decision.
There are those who say that any decision, even if it is the wrong one, is better than no decision. I remembered the quote by George Bernard Shaw: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” While this is a nice thought while looking back at an entire lifetime, I don’t feel this is the right approach to take with every decision that arises for me.
Then there are those who say you should only take inspired action. That you should only move forward with action that feels right to you. I’m of this group. I think either viewpoint can work, depending on the person. But from personal experience, things have always worked out best when I wait for the choice to feel “right” to me, rather than just taking action for action’s sake.
So on the no-action front, there are two ways to approach it. Sit around and wait for the right step to reveal itself, or help it along a little. I have been sitting around, waiting for inspiration, yet I have been slacking off in my meditating practice. I have been waiting until after the kids go to bed, then after finishing up with other stuff until I even think about meditating, and by that time, if I begin to meditate, I just fall asleep. I need to start taking the time alone during the day to meditate, so my mind is more open to receiving inspiration and guidance. That is the advice I will take from this card today. Meditation is the step I can take to ultimately help guide me towards choosing the right path for me.
Deck: Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot