Yesterday, an extraordinary thing happened…

Yesterday, millions of people spontaneously came together, transcending rational behavior. Why? because it felt right.

That is the ultimate test of whether you are on the right track or are doing the right thing.  Felt good? Maybe.  But it felt … Read the rest

Today: Look to history and tradition – from the I Ching

yinyang02paperFor advice on moving forward, look to history and tradition which illuminates circumstances that have happened and have been handled.  Wild forces that challenge your well-being appear as very menacing. Do not combat them directly.  Work instead on changing the … Read the rest

Today: Prioritize and focus on what is important – from the I Ching

yinyang02paperWith limited means, prioritize and focus on what is important.  Others of modest means will be inspired to follow your example.  Recruit your allies and set your armies marching.

 

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Previous readings

I Ching: Today

 

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Today: Commit yourself to eradicating evil – from the I Ching

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It is a time when inferior people gradually begin to disappear. Their influence is on the wane; as a result of resolute action, a change in conditions occurs, a break-through.  Form a clear goal and organize.  You will be … Read the rest

“Love yourself…” – Yogi Bhajan

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“Love yourself. Love your soul and let go of the past. Past pain is keeping you in pain. You don’t have to deteriorate.” Yogi Bhajan

(via Ram Anand)

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Revised comments on “Citizen Kane”, the movie

Citizen Kane is often touted as the greatest American movie.  It is studied in virtually all film schools. Its construction, by all measures is impeccable.

Having seen the movie again, it appears to me that Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Wells, … Read the rest

Today: Strive for great fortune and success – from the I Ching

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Strive for great fortune and success.  The prerequisite is the cultivation of harmonious relations others and with nature.  We are advised not to fix what is broken by force, but rather through peaceful means.

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“When the mind is backed by the will…” – Yogi Bhajan

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“When the mind is backed by the will, the mind is always positive. When it’s backed by the ego, the mind is always negative. When it is backed by your will, the hand of God will protect you. Miracles will … Read the rest

Today: Permeate the social structure – from the I Ching

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Understand the social structure. If you know how its elements interrelate, you can use them to advantage. Avoid joining or supporting factions that subvert the integrity of the structure, which must function as a whole.  Use your understanding to support … Read the rest

“The purpose of life is to reach God within you…” – Yogi Bhajan

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“The purpose of life is to reach God within you. Try it so you can be happy, rich and prosperous, beautiful, bountiful and recognizable.” Yogi Bhajan

(via Ram Anand)

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Today: Stagnation – from the I Ching

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Stagnation.  Things are upside down.  Hold to your inner principles and your inner light.  Refrain from  intervening.  Stay safe.  Your light will still shine brightly in this dark time.

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“Kundalini Yoga will dawn on you…” – Yogi Bhajan

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“Kundalini Yoga will dawn on you the secret of how to be Healthy, Happy and Holy.” Yogi Bhajan

(via Ram Anand)

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Today: A stranger in a strange land – from the I Ching

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As a stranger in a strange land it is important to keep moving forward. As you dwell impermanently  here and there use every opportunity for growth. Be careful to protect your resources as you carry them with you and not … Read the rest

“Any act in the name of God returns 10 fold.” – Yogi Bhajan

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“Any act in the name of God returns 10 fold.” Yogi Bhajan

(via Ram Anand)

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Today: The path to justice and fulfillment is long – from the I Ching

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The path to justice and fulfillment is long and fraught with obstacles.  One must expect that rather than assign blame for the delays.  True power lies in unity and a common purpose.  Only when the bond is based on what … Read the rest