Yoga Tarot Challenge: Day 60 | Knave (Page) of Swords

I can’t believe it’s Day 60/78 of the Yoga Tarot Challenge…two months behind us and less than three weeks to go!

Today we have the Knave of Swords and my timid attempt at Utthita Pada Sirsasana (Split leg Headstand).

Yoga Tarot Card Image © Lo Scarabeo

“During the voyage towards the non-mind you must not trust the tricks of the mind. Prudence — doubts” (p. 13).

This is always on my mind because we don’t know what we don’t know. What am I missing? Have I looked at everything from all angles? If we’re not aware of the different types of tricks that our mind plays (I’m thinking something like the fundamental attribution error), then how can we spot them?

The Knave (Page) of Swords makes me think of being thoughtfully grounded; it’s a good card for waiting on a decision. In fact, the person depicted on this card looks as though he is contemplating a problem or decision

Sometimes the way to avoid the tricks of the mind is to just wait it out — and perhaps that is exactly what is meant here by mentioning prudence. Things often play out while we’re figuring out what to do next. In fact, in my experience, that happens more often than not. Many times when I’m trying to decide, something happens that makes the decision for me.

If only it weren’t so hard to wait!

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