When you look at the Rider Waite rendition of the Fool archetype, you see a figure on the verge of stepping off of a cliff. At his heels is a dog. Does the fool recognize the danger in front of him? Does he know he is about to step off a a cliff into oblivion, or is he too caught up in his own thoughts to notice what his next step will bring? Will his faithful companion, his dog, get his attention and stop him in time?
Maybe he is aware of the cliff in front of him. It could be he is confident in his ability to land safely. This could easily be part of his plan. Sometimes, after all, complete faith is instrumental to our plans. A true fool will look to the future knowing that everything that needs to happen for them will happen, some how someway. It is not always important to the fool to know exactly how it will work out. They just know it will.
A true fool will accept that maybe things will take a completely different turn than anything they have imagined. To them, this is just fine. In this change, is a reality that is meant to be. How can we possibly foresee everything that may come up in our life? How can we possibly know how every circumstance will play out? We can not. We must maintain an attitude of adaptability if we are truly going to thrive in life. A true fool knows this. A true fool lives this. A true fool will follow the instincts that are provided and see where they lead. They do this fearlessly with confidence.