Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others. In bestowing care and nourishment, it is important that the right people should be taken care of and that we should attend to our own nourishment in the right way. If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.
I Ching: Today
Everywhere people are oppressed and held in restraint by those who serve the narrow interests of their own egos. When a strong person meets with adversity, he remains cheerful despite all danger, and this cheerfulness is the source of later successes; it is that stability which is stronger than fate. He who lets his spirit be broken by exhaustion certainly has no success. If a strong person bends and is not broken, a power grows within that will in time manifest itself. Be true to yourself and sparing of words until that power grows enough to take effective action.
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Rhythms in nature produce forces that move our consciousness like the tides that follow the phases of the moon. Water does not resist the moon’s gravity, nor should we struggle futilely against the cyclical forces of natural attraction. Following what comes from the sense of adaptation to the demands of the time is a joyful pursuit.
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The total sum of this life and this Earth, of this planet, this cosmos, and this space is nothing but energy. Call it any kind of theory you want, this life is constructed so that the energy of existence is transferred into matter. That matter can also be transferred into energy. Whatever the details of your theory, somehow that essential energy created matter and that matter sustains us through the energy! Life is about that balance and exchange of energy.” Yogi Bhajan
(via Ram Anand)
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If what is going on with people worries you, if it seems like everyone is stampeding towards a cliff, don’t panic. With gentle words that are firm, calm and confident, and by your example you can help effect change. All persuasion should be almost unfelt, yet consistent and persistent. People are aware of the anger and discontent that drives this insanity, but they don’t know how they got there. Understand that the pain and discomfort of the condition is real, but they have been mislead about the causes for their condition, and they believe it.
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Curb your anger, excessive ambition and desires. To be frugal and content is to possess immeasurable wealth within. Downsize. Shed a dependency.
I Ching: Today