Today: “Accept that you don’t see eye to eye. Keep your integrity. Exercise kindness.” – From the I Ching
Accept that you don’t see eye to eye. Keep your integrity. Exercise kindness. Recognize that there is no end to challenges arising before us. Just master this one.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#38, line #1, #64
You are working at cross-purposes with another. The distance between you is very wide. The gap can be closed, however, with no compromise of your integrity. You are not adversaries in this case — just two persons addressing individual needs. Don’t search after the horses you’ve lost; They will return in seven days. Acknowledge the presence of evil people: keep a close eye on them, but don’t be baited into dealing with them. Resist the rush to completion. Anticipation of fulfillment may callous you before you have fully absorbed the lessons of the journey. The endpoint of this Quest will only prove to be the threshold for another. You are short steps from Mastery on this plane, yet you stride toward Ignorance of the challenges lying beyond. Savor this accomplishment. Fully Become. Take full possession of your world before embarking to discover the next one. That voyage begins soon enough, and you will reminisce about this one. These are the Good Old Days.