Today: “Disengage from the petty squabbles and false controversies posed by small people.” – from the I Ching

Disengage from the petty squabbles and false controversies posed by small people.  Regroup and mount an assault that come from your inner convictions.  Become action in action.  You will enjoy success.

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#33 Line 2, #1

The Superior Person avoids the petty and superficial by keeping shallow men at a distance, not in anger but with dignity.
Such a retreat sweeps the path clear to Success.
Occupy yourself with minute detail.Retreat in this instance is not a desperate flight in disarray, but a conscious choice to distance yourself from forces that would rob you of your peace.  It is not a surrender, but a regrouping.
Retreat from this conflict is actually an advance toward your own center.
You move toward balance, and thus a much stronger position.
While the superior men retreat and the inferior press after them, the inferior man represented here holds on so firmly and tightly to the superior men that the latter cannot shake him off. And because he is in quest of what is right and so strong in purpose, he reaches his goal.
The time for action has come.
You now have the focus and the stamina necessary for accomplishing great tasks.  The path before you is being cleared and reward lies ahead.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 22

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Today: “Those people who have a very strong magnetic field…” – Yogi Bhajan

“Those people who have a very strong magnetic field—electric charge, life force, circumvent force—can liberate others with touch and mental projection, and where their steps shall be, there truth shall be.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “The usual suspects are pressing forward to impose their agenda. Do not fall into their traps.” – from the I Ching

The usual suspects are pressing forward to impose their agenda.  It’s just the time that we are living in.  No immediate action is necessary, except to be aware of any hidden designs.  Do not fall into their traps.

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#23

The Superior Person will use this time of oppression to attend to the needs of those less fortunate.  Any action would be ill-timed.
Stand fast.
This pictures a time when inferior people are pushing forward and are about to crowd out the few remaining strong and superior men. Under these circumstances, which are due to the time, it is not favorable for the superior man to undertake anything.
The right behavior in such adverse times is to be deduced from the images and their attributes. The lower trigram stands for the earth, whose attributes are docility and devotion. The upper trigram stands for the mountain, whose attribute is stillness. This suggests that one should submit to the bad time and remain quiet. For it is a question not of man’s doing but of time conditions, which, according to the laws of heaven, show an alternation of increase and decrease, fullness and emptiness. It is impossible to counteract these conditions of the time. Hence it is not cowardice but wisdom to submit and avoid action.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 21

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 21 – The Master keeps her mind always at one with the Tao; that is what gives her her radiance.

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The Master keeps her mind
always at one with the Tao;
that is what gives her her radiance.

The Tao is ungraspable.
How can her mind be at one with it?
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