Today: “Press forward with what you are committed to, despite the danger.” – from the I Ching

Press forward with what you are committed to, despite the danger.  You will inspire others to do the same.

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#10 Line 5, #8

You tread upon the tail of the tiger.
Not perceiving you as a threat, the startled tiger does not bite.
Success.
You have reached a perilous point in your journey.
This is a real gamble — not a maneuver, not a calculated risk.
The outcome is uncertain.  If it goes as you hope, you will gain — but if it turns against you it will cause serious injury, at least to your plans.  The best tack is extreme caution and a healthy respect for the danger involved.
Though fully aware of the danger that lies on the narrow path ahead, the man is fully commited to move forward.  The future is uncertain.
The Superior Person recognizes the situation calls for joining together.
Thus he cultivates friendly relations with all.
This is a time of connection with another or others — not just an alliance, but a melding of parts into a new whole.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 20

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 20 – Stop thinking, and end your problems.

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Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
How ridiculous!
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Today: “When you are conscious that you are breathing” – Yogi Bhajan

“When you are conscious that you are breathing the charge of the Divine energy, the Cosmos, there is nothing more you require.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “Be yourself.  Deal with reality as it is.  Keep a low profile. ” – from the I Ching

Be yourself.  Deal with reality as it is.  Keep a low profile.  Allow your influence in public matters to be felt, not seen.

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#2 Line 5, #38

In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
When anyone is called upon to work in a prominent but not independent position, true success depends on the utmost discretion. A man’s genuineness and refinement should not reveal themselves directly; they should express themselves only indirectly as an effect from within.
You are working at cross-purposes with another.
The distance between you is very wide.
The gap can be closed, however, with no compromise of your integrity.
You are not adversaries in this case — just two persons addressing individual needs.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 19

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