Today: “ Enlighten others by gently and ceaselessly penetrating their souls with your message” – I Ching

Enlighten others by gently and ceaselessly penetrating their souls with your message.  Leave the ego out of it, lest it produce resistance and division.

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

The penetrating quality of the wind depends on its ceaselessness. This is what makes it so powerful; time is its instrument. In the same way the ruler’s thought should penetrate the soul of the people. This too requires a lasting influence brought about by enlightenment and command. Only when the command has been assimilated by the people is action in accordance with it possible. Action without preparation of the ground only frightens and repels.
When a responsible position and accumulated experience lead one to combine innate modesty with energetic action, great success is assured. The three kinds of animals referred to served for offerings to the gods, for feasting guests, and for everyday consumption. When the catch answered all three purposes, the hunt was considered especially successful.
This hexagram indicates a situation in which the principle of darkness, after having been eliminated, furtively and unexpectedly obtrudes again from within and below.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 22

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