The fool card, as classically depicted in the Rider Waite Tarot deck is at the brink of stepping off a cliff. Here is somebody following some inner guidance that would probably make no sense to anybody but the fool himself. Does he know what he is doing? Does he know where he is going? To an observer, it may seem that he does not. But to the fool himself, his actions make perfect sense. Even by stepping off a cliff, he knows that however the landing, there is a reason to be at the bottom of the cliff. Even he catches himself before making that fateful step, he knows there is something at the top of the cliff that he is meant for.
The fool is the mightiest of all beings, for in not knowing what he can’t be, he can be anything. He can be all things. He has in him the power of the universe. Tap into that Fool quality in yourself and prosper like you never imagined you could. Not knowing he is supposed to have limitations, the fool is limitless. Leave your limitations behind you and embrace your inner fool. Here are five qualities of a true fool. How many do you possess?
Nothing is impossible
A fool does not realize that something can’t be done, so they do it anyway, be it possible or impossible. A fool has no need for such a distinction. A fool is simply going to do what needs to be done no matter what side of the “possible” or “impossible” fence it happens to be on. In so doing, they often accomplish their goals in incredible and inspiring ways.
Don’t believe the lie of “It’s impossible!”
Follow instincts with faith
A fool is somebody who knows that something, whether he can identify that “thing” or not needs to happen or needs to be done. They set off to do it whether they know what they are doing or not, only because they know something has to happen whether they know what this thing is or not. In this way, a fool follows his instincts with faith that would cripple just about anybody else. Cripple, that is, their mind in that anybody but a fool would require a plan. To set out on fool’s journey unknowing of where they are going, or even why they are going would so often boggle their mind beyond a point of sensibility and render them crippled. But not the fool! The fool thrives under these conditions. The fool is in his element when he is following that primal spark of “do it.” He is at his best when instincts take precedence over logic.
Be illogical! Follow your instincts!
Go with the flow
A fool is in the natural flow of life whether others around him notice, appreciate or understand or not. The fool is not looking for attention or accolades. He is not even looking for acknowledgment. A fool is just doing. Doing what needs doing. He is not doing it for fame or glory. He is simply living in the flow of life and letting that flow take him where he needs to be. Along the way, he will do what needs doing.
Go with the flow!
Don’t worry about a thing
A Fool will do what he knows is proper, even if it makes no sense to anybody else. A fool lives life by his own logic. This logic tells him everything will be fine, so don’t worry about anything. Other than a true fool, who can accept this logic? You truly need to be on the fool’s path to appreciate such simple but profound reasoning.
Everything will be fine!
Being sure of the path
A fool is sure of his path, even when his path is unsure. A fool is on his own path, whether he can see the ground beneath his feet or not, and while he may not know all the twists and turns of this path, he does know that ultimately it leads him to Enlightenment. How can this be the wrong path? Even the blocks in the path, particularly the ones that seem insurmountable, aid the fool in his quest to personal perfection. Finding the resolve, the strength and the will power to overcome these obstacles instills in the fool abilities that can never be squandered.
There are no true obstacles!