The Card of the Day: The Knight of Wands
“Step out of your routine.”
The Knight of Wands symbolizes the urge for exploration and adventure. He is the traveler of the tarot (here he is pictured visiting Egypt). He understands that by removing himself from the humdrum routines of day to day life he can gain better perspective of who he really is. A free and fearless spirit.
When is the last time you broke routines and explored the world outside your home or work? Do you need a big vacation, or a small get away to regain perspective? Do you go to the same old restaurants, same pubs, same neighborhoods in your community? Are you overdo for some spontaneity?
Travel broadens the mind. It frees us from monotony and allows us to explore environments where people don’t know all of our personal history. By exploring new places, you are actually on a journey of discovering yourself. When you return from a trip your mind actually looks at the life you left behind with renewed clarity. It's called "leaving the bubble."
In his “Four Quartets,” T.S Eliot wrote:
”We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.“
Not everyone can take big trips to exotic locations, but you can still go to places that allow you to connect with folks that are different from you. Once there, you will realize that you aren’t so different after all. By seeing yourself as they might see you, you might find you are more interesting than you thought.
Today reclaim your spontaneity. Go an outing outside of your normal perimeters. Visit a restaurant with foods you haven’t tried. Talk to people that don’t look like you. Get excited and plan a larger trip if you need a vacation. This world is so awesome, get out there and explore!
Today stop being bored or boring. You are not your job or your routine.