It is Friday the 13th. Finally, we have something to blame to for not feeling up and about. Don’t we all live with such lame beliefs at all times? The hue and cry about the Monday blue or Wednesday woe is simply our inability to switch from the passive existence to a more active one. If someone loves what they do, they don’t need such labels to hide their complacency or laziness.
So what is this myth about Friday the 13th? Why is it considered unlucky? Shall we continue to live in this belief or finally break the bubble forever and rather treat is as a day to celebrate and have fun with our so-called challenges of love, life and work.
The number 13 became unlucky because at the Last Supper, Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table.Hence Judas’s position at the table deemed the number 13 unlucky and all those born on the 13th carry the weight of such a belief upon their shoulders.
Moreover, it was Friday the 13th when in 1307 King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar-the highly skilled warriors who defended the pilgrims from danger.
Does that imply that all the days when the date 13 coincides with the 6th day of the week, it shall be unlucky for every human being living on this planet?
“Time is never constant, so how can what happened in 1307 or before that have any relevance with the coming Friday the 13th?” asked my young friend Emily.
I looked at her and said, “This is how the belief chains us. This one here Emily is a classic example of how we get affected by our limiting thoughts. There is a lot of power in beliefs, be it positive or negative especially when a group of people believe in it for a long period of time. The day perhaps will prove to be unlucky as so many people together empower and fuel this superstition.”
“How do you think can we snap out and change the ideas and opinions that do not serve us positively?” Emily inquired.
“I do not know about how the world does it. But I believe, change always begins with an individual who has the courage to question and it is education which gives us the gift of endurance along with reflection.
If one questions all the limiting beliefs, he/she can break the pattern and inhibit it’s growth.” I riposted.
“Emily smiled and asked, so what are you doing on this Friday the 13th?” Without a breath I responded, “I am surely having fun!”
Emily laughed and said, “ Yeah! And this year we have two Fridays falling on the 13th, one in April and other one in July.”
We chuckled and enjoyed our tete-tete.
Friends, your judgments either make you or ruin you. So, change your attitude and perception of the world if you want to live joyfully.
So replace the Monday Blue with Monday Blooms and Wednesday Woe with Wednesday Wows and see the difference you will make in your life and in the lives of people around you.