A Personal Journey Through the Tarot: 3 of Cups


There is a tendency among driven individuals to put off celebration until they have reached their goal. This can be difficult as they also tend to set their next goal before the one they are working towards is met. It becomes a carrot driven reward system in which the carrot is never actually achieved. Happiness and joy do not have to be a reward to work towards. We could choose happiness everyday if we learn that the conditions we put on happiness are not necessary. To be able to infuse everyday with joy allows for a more relaxed life and is accomplished when we remember that life is about the journey, not the destination. 

Today I draw the Three of Cups and reflect upon joy and happiness in my life today. Am I sacrificing today’s happiness for a sketchy promise of potential future happiness? Am I rushing past moments of joy today as I try to build the foundations of joy to be experienced later? Can I allow myself to be happy right now even though I think things are not perfect?

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