Today: “Your life always changes in seven years” – Yogi Bhajan

SSSYWa“Your life always changes in seven years. Within seven years your loss must turn into a gain and your gain must turn into a loss. That is how this universe has been created. This is a cosmic cycle.” Yogi Bhajan

 

Meditation

Today: “ Bear with frugality so you can accumulate awesome power.” – I Ching

Bear with frugality so you can accumulate awesome power.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching

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.
Every limitation has its value, but a limitation that requires persistent effort entails a cost of too much energy. When, however, the limitation is a natural one (as for example, the limitation by which water flows only downhill), it necessarily leads to success, for then it means a saving of energy. The energy that otherwise would be consumed in a vain struggle with the object, is applied wholly to the benefit of the matter in hand, and success is assured.
The hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes to power.  
For that is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point – namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united – we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.

Meditations

Tao Te Ching – Verse 12

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