I'll be honest - I read my horoscope in the paper, and online, daily. I do so mostly (99%) for entertainment value. But, occasionally I find insight or tidbits of truth that make me think.
This was true of yesterday's entry in my paper:
Sagittarius: Animals puff up when they are threatened. Fur or
feathers stand on end; fish take in more air to appear
bigger; people do the same thing. When you see
this reaction, ask: What is this person afraid of?
Intellectually I knew this - but it was a helpful reminder that anger in all its various nasty forms is just masking a deeper fear and that I should be more concerned about the fear and its cause than the anger that hurts my feelings or elicits my own anger in response.
If individuals, and states and countries and governments could focus more on understanding and addressing our fears, there might be peace.
What are we all so afraid of?
Quote of the day: The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.
~Henry Louis Mencken