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exhaustion "This is the portrait of one whose whole life energy has been depleted in his efforts to keep fueling the enormous and ridiculous machine of self-importance and productivity. He has been so busy "keeping it together' and making sure everything runs smoothly', that he has forgotten to really rest. No doubt he can't allow himself to be playful. To abandon his duty for a trip to the beach could mean the whole structure might come tumbling down. The message of this card is not just about being a workaholic, though. It is about all the ways in which we set up safe but unnatural routines for ourselves and, by doing so, keep the chaotic and spontaneous away from our doors. Life isn't a business to be managed, it's a mystery to be lived. It's a time to tear up the time-card, break out of the factory, and take a little trip into the uncharted. Your work can flow more smoothly from a relaxed state of mind. A man who lives through conscience becomes hard. A man who lives through consciousness remains soft. Why? - because a man who has some ideas about how to live, naturally becomes hard. He has continually to carry his character around himself. That character is like an armor; his protection, his security; his whole life is invested in that character. And he always reacts to situations through the character, not directly. If you askhim a question,his answer is ready-made. This is the sign of a hrad-person - he is dull, stupid, mechanical. he may be a good computer, but he is not a man. You do something and he reacts in a well-established way. His reaction is predicatable; he is a robot. The real man acts spontaneously. If you ask him a question, your question...

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