Today:  Find your niche in fellowship – I Ching

Find your niche in fellowship.  When you find common attraction in your hearts, whatever separates you from others will dissolve and joy will replace sadness.  Then grace will come and all can live in harmony.

Kongfu (Confucius) says of this:
Life leads the thoughtful man on a path of many windings.
Now the course is checked, now it runs straight again.
Here winged thoughts may pour freely forth in words,
There the heavy burden of knowledge must be shut away in silence.
But when two people are at one in their inmost hearts,
They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts,
Their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Today:  With commitment and devotion, a strong leader will emerge – I Ching

Bonding and unity are insufficient to produce positive effects without a leader.  With commitment and devotion, a strong leader will emerge.  Everyone has some potential to fill that void.  The leader will come from the chosen who choose to participate. It may take some time.  With perseverance it will proceed gradually with assured success.

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Today: Keep your awareness of your environment – I Ching

Keep your awareness of your environment.  Avoid complacency in being right.  Do not be blindsided by attacks that come out of left field. Pay close attention even to seemingly small and insignificant movements around you.
If you do these things then you can enjoy the enthusiasm that you generate around you and the help that that brings to your side without fear of secret opposition.

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Today: Join good people of like mind to achieve great things – I Ching

Join good people of like mind to achieve great things.  Be careful not to be led astray.  Your bonding will be attractive to others who will want to join the great enterprise.
(see Dec 3,  Dec 5,  Dec 6, Dec 7 and Dec 8  readings for context).

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Today: What is true, right and just will resonate within you – I Ching

What is true, right and just will resonate within you.  You can trust this as a guide for living.  That resonance will lend you the power and influence to draw mutual support from kindred souls to accomplish great things.  Mere beliefs have marginal value and are easily corrupted.

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Today: Decrease; be simple, elegant, frugal – I Ching

Decrease.  Be simple, elegant, frugal.  Make due with what you have rather than making empty  pretense about what you don’t have.  Express your relationship with God in you.

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Today: Choose the path of gentle persuasion rather than radical upheaval – I Ching

The greatness that preponderates chooses the path of gentle persuasion rather than radical upheaval.  The circumstances are dire and must be met with an unwavering commitment that produces a penetrating influence.

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

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching