Today: “Keep your manners and grace.  Be polite.  Allow everything as it comes.  You are a guest.” – From the I Ching

Keep your manners and grace.  Be polite.  Allow everything as it comes.  You are a guest.

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#56

WHEN A man is a wanderer and stranger, he should not be gruff nor overbearing. He has no large circle of acquaintances, therefore he should not give himself airs. He must be cautious and reserved; in this way he protects himself from evil. If he is obliging toward others, he wins success.
A wanderer has no fixed abode; his home is the road. Therefore he must take care to remain upright and steadfast, so that he sojourns only in the proper places, associating only with good people. Then he has good fortune and can go his way unmolested.

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Today: “So all your headings of life are by reference, not by reverence. You don’t project that you are born to be.” – Yogi Bhajan

“So all your headings of life are by reference, not by reverence. You don’t project that you are born to be. You are born, and you are divine, and you are you. You don’t have to become a human. You are human. Being a human is better than being an angel, and better than a sage, and better than any power of God that there is. You are human, therefore, you are in the image of God. You want to look like your own image, therefore, you are stupid. You are not being like the one who made you. Do you understand?” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “Tune your awareness to the needs of the time” – From the I Ching

Tune your awareness to the needs of the time.  Trim any unnecessary actions or expenditures until they are needed.  Pay attention, don’t miss the optimum time to begin.  Then, proceed cautiously with laser focus.

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#60, line 2, #3

Limitations are troublesome, but they are effective. If we live economically in normal times, we are prepared for times of want. To be sparing saves us from humiliation. Limitations are also indispensable in the regulation of world conditions. In nature there are fixed limits for summer and winter, day and night, and these limits give the year its meaning. In the same way, economy, by setting fixed limits upon expenditures, acts to preserve property and prevent injury to the people.
But in limitation we must observe due measure. If a man should seek to impose galling limitations upon his own nature, it would be injurious. And if he should go too far in imposing limitations on others, they would rebel.
Therefore it is necessary to set limits even upon limitation.
When the time for action has come, the moment must be quickly seized. Just as water first collects in a lake without flowing out, yet is certain to find an outlet when the lake is full, so it is in the life of man. It is a good thing to hesitate so long as the time for action has not come, but no longer. Once the obstacles to action have been removed, anxious hesitation is a mistake that is bound to bring disaster, because one misses one’s opportunity.
TIMES OF GROWTH are beset with difficulties. They resemble a first birth. But these difficulties arise from the very profusion of all that is struggling to attain form. Everything is in motion: therefore if one perseveres there is a prospect of great success, in spite of the existing danger. When it is a man’s fate to undertake such new beginnings, everything is still unformed, dark. Hence he must hold back, because any premature move might bring disaster. Likewise, it is very important not to remain alone; in order to overcome the chaos he needs helpers. This is not to say, however, that he himself should look on passively at what is happening. He must lend his hand and participate with inspiration and guidance.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 55
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Today: “If you have all the life, all the wealth, all the ecstasy, everything, if you have not found your Master, you have lost it.” – Yogi Bhajan

“If you have all the life, all the wealth, all the ecstasy, everything, if you have not found your Master, you have lost it. We are not asking you to find the Master. BE the Master. That’s your chance. You are a Hu-Man-Being—you are Light Now.” Yogi Bhajan

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