Jul 4, 2010


Someone played some music today. I really love his music. It makes me travel. I see images. No, no !!! I don’t see images, I become a part of what I see. Its like riding the notes and let them take me wherever they want. Or better, where I need to go.

Today, something was different. Nothing wrong with the music. I liked the sound , I liked it a lot. But still was something strange. It felt like I was riding the note for a while and then leave it. Again and again. Ride on – ride off. It was a struggle. I couldn’t relax. A restless feeling.

I draw a Zen tarot card of Osho’s . A friend of mine has talked about him sometime ago.
Card no 8 : Courage.

The card reads

The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that he has the potentiality to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because unknown is the path, nothing is guaranteed.

Nothing can be guaranteed. Thousand and one are the hazards of the journey, many are the pitfalls - and the seed is secure, hidden inside a hard core. But the seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops the hard shell which is its security, it starts moving. Immediately the fight starts: the struggle with the soil, with the stones, with the rocks. And the seed was very hard and the sprout will be very, very soft and dangers will be many.

There was no danger for the seed, the seed could have survived for millennia, but for the sprout many are the dangers. But the sprout starts towards the unknown, towards the sun, towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why. Great is the cross to be carried, but a dream possesses the seed and the seed moves.

The same is the path for man. It is arduous. Much courage will be needed.
Osho Dang Dang Doko Dang Chapter 4

This card shows a small wildflower that has met the challenge of the rocks and stones in its path to emerge into the light of day. Surrounded by an aura of bright golden light, it exposes the majesty of its tiny self. Unashamed, it is equal to the brightest sun.

When we are faced with a very difficult situation we have a choice: we can either be resentful, and try to find somebody or something to blame for the hardships, or we can face the challenge and grow.

The flower shows us the way, as its passion for life leads it out of the darkness and into the light. There is no point fighting against the challenges of life, or trying to avoid or deny them. They are there, and if the seed is to become the flower we must go through them. Be courageous enough to grow into the flower you are meant to be.

It describes in an amazing accuracy , what is going on into my mind and in my life. A challenge I have to face and a decision I made. To give that fight.
That was where that music travelled me. Not out there but inside. In the place where the seed of the decision tries to become a flower.
Courage, the card’s title. Courage, The word I needed to hear.

"No images this time, no Journey", I told to my musician friend. I was wrong. There was a image of the seed, but didn’t dare to see it because I was missing something. A word. Courage. And I got it.

Its nice when a sign appears and says “you are not alone to this “ , isn’t it ?


  1. Very nice post. The right card for you.

  2. I hope the seed is growing strong and beautiful. Best wishes


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