Card of the Day • 5 March 2019
Card of the Day
Ponder this ...
• Do I have a strategy ?
• How can I put mental prowess to work over physical prowess ?
• Am I just exacerbating things by engaging in tit for tat rather than not reacting ?
• What's « dead » and what just appears to be but still has life left in it to be resuscitated ?
Keep sight of your goals as well as looking at the results you have already achieved for yourself. ~ Opossum
Strategy and cleverness will be far more successful than brute force.
When we ratchet up the pressure, or try to meet resistance or bullying with greater ferocity, we can merely exacerbate a situation until it explodes into violent confrontation … things said we can’t take back, actions taken that we can’t undo, and we may quickly reach a point of no return, no middle ground, all or nothing.
But if we can stay detached in logic and analysis, allowing our minds to come up with clever strategies, words that compel rather than upset or offend, we are going to not only be able to lure others in, but also stimulate the conversation that can lead to innovative, surprising (even shocking), inventive, creative approaches that can allow for progress to be made, solutions to be discovered, camaraderie to replace division or competition.
There may be instances when, like the opossum, « playing dead » will be the more strategic approach. When we don’t react or appear unafraid, the bully turns their attention elsewhere to get what they want. When we don’t yell back or appear apathetic, the other may walk away in a huff, which means we’ve shut down the fight for the possibility of revisiting the conversation later with cooler heads and more receptive ears.
This approach will likely lead to preferable results through the month while Mercury is Retrograde in Pisces.
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