“The Fool on the Hill”

zen001TheFoolInfinite possibility!  A brand new moment, each moment… endless freshness of being, eternal spring, eternal youth and optimism.

“Are you brave enough?” ask the cards.

Creativity requires courage, inspiration and willingness to work hard. That moment of suspension between what once was and what is now possible…. what a heady and frightful moment!

There is a  great wisdom in seeing each moment fresh for what it truly brings, rather than what habit or belief dictate we should see. The new idea, the new sonnet, invention, recipe, or relationship — regardless of the arena of expression, the creator must experience that moment of perilous faith at the start. 

Standing on that cusp, the soul trembles, steps forth, and soars.

Commentary from the Osho Zen Tarot website:

Moment to moment, and with every step, the Fool leaves the past behind. He carries nothing more than his purity, innocence and trust, symbolized by the white rose in his hand. The pattern on his waistcoat contains the colors of all four elements of the tarot, indicating that he is in harmony with all that surrounds him. His intuition is functioning at its peak. At this moment the Fool has the support of the universe to make this jump into the unknown. Adventures await him in the river of life.The card indicates that if you trust your intuition right now, your feeling of the ‘rightness’ of things, you cannot go wrong. Your actions may appear ‘foolish’ to others, or even to yourself, if you try to analyze them with the rational mind. But the ‘zero’ place occupied by the Fool is the numberless number where trust and innocence are the guides, not skepticism and past experience.

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