Society doesn’t often refer to someone as a fool in a complementary fashion. In fact, being seen as foolish could easily be one of the main things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Why is this?
In fact, if we look at things differently, being foolish can be quite freeing. Once we have surrendered to the fact that humans are quite ridiculous creatures all things considered, why not allow ourselves to slip the leash of normalcy once in a while? If we are not hurting anyone, there may be growth in foolishness.
When was the last time you truly felt foolish? What was it that made you feel that way? Was it the perceived response of those around you, or was it your own attitudes about the way you were acting? Is it truly foolish to take a risk without having a guaranteed outcome, or is the very essence of life to do so? Take some time to journal these questions and see if you can lessen the grip of this fear on you.
The Fool reminds us that in order to fully experience life we must be willing to adjust our adult glasses and be able to see things as we did in our childhood. This card invites us to be open to new experiences, even when they feel like a blind step off of a steep cliff.