I don’t know about many of you but that Solar Eclipse and the Spring Equinox hit me like a ton of bricks. Family emergencies coming out of nowhere which have since thankfully been resolved.
J.K Rowling, the billionaire writer of the Harry Potter books, was once a struggling welfare mom who wrote the first Harry Potter book which was rejected by who knows how many publishers before it was finally accepted and the rest, as they say, became history. She’s recently written a new book which is coming out on April 14th based on a Harvard commencement speech she gave, “Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination.” The gist of the book is really about how do we embrace failure and what can it teach us.
Quite often in our goal and success-driven society, we overlook what failure is trying to tell us. And it usually takes a few calamities, maybe some drama before we understand what these things are trying to tell us about ourselves. Instead we beat ourselves up and clutch to the raft for dear life until the next catastrophe happens.
Sometimes I wonder if people who are too honest lead more difficult lives. It would seem the ones who keep their blinders on, seem to coast by easily. Life is much more simple when you’re naïve and don’t have the mental capacity to think things out but decide to live superficially.
Which leads me to think that people who are “deep” are usually not able to connect with those who are naïve and superficial. My recent experience leads me to believe you can’t over the long haul. It’s very trying and difficult. I’ve had a few friends who would fit more on the naïve side of things, but none that were ever very close. It’s just very difficult to talk to them about anything. You try to present new ideas or topics for discussion and they either have no input or their input is moronic. After that happens a couple of times I just get frustrated and it doesn’t go much further. I wouldn’t say it’s impossible, but it would take a lot of work and patience to have that kind of friendship. That’s when I think a relationship and friendship cleanse is necessary
This upcoming lunar eclipse is looking like another opportunity for more drama and cleansing but I think it helps immensely if we adjusted our visions and instead of reacting, instead, decided to reinterpret what situations mean and what they are trying to tell us.