Today: A time of blessing and enrichment- from the I Ching

Lift up others as if they are family, because they are.  When everyone benefits, the community flourishes.  A time of blessing and enrichment has such powerful effects that even events ordinarily unfortunate must turn out to the advantage of those affected by them.  One makes no mistakes while acting in harmony with the truth.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
Sacrifice on the part of those above for the increase of those below fills the people with a sense of joy and gratitude that is extremely valuable for the flowering of the commonwealth. When people are thus devoted to their leaders, undertakings are possible, and even difficult and dangerous enterprises will succeed. Therefore in such times of progress and successful development it is necessary to work and make the best use of the time. This time resembles that of the marriage of heaven and earth, when the earth partakes of the creative power of heaven, forming and bringing forth living beings.
A time of blessing and enrichment has such powerful effects that even events ordinarily unfortunate must turn out to the advantage of those affected by them. These persons become free of error, and by acting in harmony with truth they gain such inner authority that they exert influence as if sanctioned by letter and seal.
THE FAMILY shows the laws operative within the household that, transferred to outside life, keep the state and the world in order.

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