Today: ”Look inward before turning your vision outward. Merge your duality and manifest what is in your heart.” – a reading from the I Ching
Look inward before turning your vision outward. Merge your duality and manifest what is in your heart.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#60, line 6. #61
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.
Self-discipline teetering toward self-destruction. An empty martyrdom.
The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward. By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others. In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart. He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.