Today: “Act with economy and simplicity. ” – from the I Ching

Act with economy and simplicity.  Impose self discipline before imposing on others.  Use the propitiousness of the time to do good things.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#60, line 5, #19

The Superior Person examines the nature of virtue and makes himself a standard that can be followed.  Self-discipline brings success; but restraints too binding bring self-defeat.
Cultivating the proper disciplines and the proper degree of discipline are the concerns of this hexagram.  By limiting options, you may give more attention to priorities.  One who is all over the map is no less lost than one without a map.  Avoid asceticism, however.  Deprivation is not wise discipline.  The key here is regulation, not restriction.
He travels easily with economy and simplicity.  This brings merit.
The Superior Person is inexhaustible in his willingness to teach, and without limit in his tolerance and support of others.  Supreme Success if you keep to your course.
Joy and forbearance bring high and low nearer together. Success is certain. But we must work with determination and perseverance to make full use of the propitiousness of the time.


Tao Te Ching – Verse 7

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 7 – The Tao is infinite, eternal.

The Tao is infinite, eternal.
Why is it eternal?
It was never born;
thus it can never die.
Why is it infinite?
It has no desires for itself;
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“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