Of course superstition can get in your way!
Stevie Wonder sings a song called “Superstition,” and in it he warns us that if we believe in things that we don’t understand, we’ll end up suffering in and around those things.
I used to spend 5 fear-filled minutes or more trying to figure out what to do with my pocketbook other than placing it on the floor.
Why? Because I was raised to believe that putting my purse on the floor is unlucky.
I wasn’t supposed to understand it, just do it, whether the “how” made sense to me or not.
Some people call this an “old-wives tale,” but it’s really an unsubstantiated superstition.
Would you cringe if I told you that I put my wet open umbrella in my bathtub?
Or have owned a black cat named “Midnight?”
What about me walking under the ladder to pick up a dust cloth I dropped from above while cleaning the ceiling fan?
And oh yes, I have broken a mirror before. Eek Gads!!!
Question: Why 7 years bad luck???
One time I got off an elevator on the 13th floor.
I’ve even gotten along just fine on every Friday The 13th I’ve ever come across!
After doing some research the other day, I discovered that I’m not the only person to debunk superstition.
William Fowler did also. He actually started “The 13 Club” back in the 1800’s.
According to the Paris Review, he established it as a blow again superstition, or friggatriskaidekaphobia. The first meeting took place on Friday, January 13, at 8:13 in the evening, in room 13.
The attendees passed under a ladder and consumed their thirteen courses. He had broken glass centerpieces, forbade salt being thrown over the shoulder, and on a later date encouraged them to leave any wet umbrellas they carried in…open and standing!
I may have even read that there were 13 guests attending; which would be a no-no in a home where superstition runs amok.
Fowler’s obsession with 13 was at least as strong (and irrational) as anyone’s extensive negative associations.
What it boils down to for me is that Fowler had never found any substantiating evidence that 13 was negative, and to him Friday was simply a day leading him into Saturday and Sunday.
Neither have I.
I’m not here to judge your beliefs. You can believe any way you like.
Are you very superstitious?
Here’s hoping that you continue to live your highest and best life, while disallowing superstition to get in your way.
Have a blessed everyday!!!
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