Today: “Make the best use of every aspect of your wealth and fortune.” – from the I Ching

Make the best use of every aspect of your wealth and fortune.  Keep your inner qualities that brought you to this point.  Don’t squander anything.

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

#55, line 5, #41

The leader reaches his peak and doesn’t lament the descent before him.  Be like the noonday sun at its zenith.  This is success.
He attracts the brilliant and able to his quest.  Good fortune.
To be frugal and content is to possess immeasurable wealth within.  Nothing of value could be refused such a person.  Make a portion of each meal a share of your offering.  
Simplicity and economy are strong defenses against the slings and arrows of Outrageous Fortune.  Whether this is a time of want or a time of plenty, it is an auspicious time to shed a dependency.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 9

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 9 – Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.

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Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
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Today: “You all want to win the entire world. The world is meant to be won by you. ” – Yogi Bhajan

“You all want to win the entire world. The world is meant to be won by you. The cosmos is set up so that it is possible for an individual’s magnetic field and metal projection to imprint and prevail on the universal magnetic field. When you know this as an experience, integrity and innocence replace your intrigues.” Yogi Bhajan

 

 

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