Today: Repair the damage done – from the I Ching

Repair the damage done through apathy and indifference.  Do not allow the same mistakes to repeat.  Be decisive while instructing the inexperienced so that there is no misunderstanding of what has happened and what needs to be done.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
What has been spoiled through man’s fault can be made good again through man’s work.  We must first know the causes of corruption before we can do away with them; hence it is necessary to be cautious during the time before the start. Then we must see to it that the new way is safely entered on, so that a relapse may be avoided; therefore we must pay attention to the time after the start. Decisiveness and energy must take the place of inertia and indifference that have led to decay, in order that the ending may be followed by a new beginning.
This describes a man who proceeds a little too energetically in righting the mistakes of the past. Now and then, as a result, minor discords and annoyances will surely develop. But too much energy is better than too little. Therefore, although he may at times have some slight cause for regret, he remains free of any serious blame.
IN THE TIME OF youth, folly is not an evil. One may succeed in spite of it, provided one finds an experienced teacher and has the right attitude toward him. This means, first of all, that the youth himself must be conscious of his lack of experience and must seek out the teacher. Without this modesty and this interest there is no guarantee that he has the necessary receptivity, which should express itself in respectful acceptance of the teacher. This is the reason why the teacher must wait to be sought out instead of offering himself. Only thus can the instruction take place at the right time and in the right way.

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“When you stretch the Projection of your mind” Yogi Bhajan

“When you stretch the Projection of your mind to reach the Infinite, to dwell in God and to abandon its cleverness for innocence, then everyone and everything senses that presence and wants to serve it.” Yogi Bhajan
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Today: In danger, be like water – from the I Ching

A situation similar to yesterday’s.  In a time of danger, be like water.  Do not try to extricate yourself from the situation.  Rather, be adaptable.
Do not, under any circumstances, normalize evil.  It should not be accepted in any form.  Do not negotiate with evil.  It must be thoroughly discredited.
While evil has reared its ugly head and threatens with real danger, it has not yet taken hold of real power in order to exert its dominance and do permanent damage.  If people at large should begin to accept it as normal, then we are lost.  It must be stopped before that happens.
Fortunately, the situation is shifting toward a time where we can send evil into retreat.  It has not yet advanced too far.  We must take heed of this change in good time. If we meet evil before it becomes reality- before it has even begun to stir-we can master it.

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Water reaches its goal by flowing continually. It fills up every depression before it flows on. The superior man follows its example; he is concerned that goodness should be an established attribute of character rather than an accidental and isolated occurrence. So likewise in teaching others everything depends on consistency, for it is only through repetition that the pupil makes the material his own.
By growing used to what is dangerous, a man can easily allow it to become part of him. He is familiar with it and grows used to evil. With this he has lost the right way, and misfortune is the natural result.
If we meet evil before it becomes reality- before it has even begun to stir-we can master it … the sage is inexhaustible in his readiness to teach mankind, and just as the earth is boundlessly wide, sustaining and caring for all creatures on it, so the sage sustains and cares for all people and excludes no part of humanity.

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“The soul is a slave to none” Yogi Bhajan

“The soul is a slave to none. In fact, everything else is subject to the soul and connected through its projection. So if you call on that and dwell in that, it works where no logic, reason, or mental intrigue can.” Yogi Bhajan
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