Today: “Be resolute in your quest for justice” – I Ching

Be resolute in your quest for justice.  Also be aware of the danger of opposing powerful people.  With manners and grace grace you will prevail and enjoy success.

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

The situation is really difficult. That which is strongest and that which is weakest are close together. The weak follows behind the strong and worries it. The strong, however, acquiesces and does not hurt the weak, because the contact is in good humor and harmless.
In terms of a human situation, one is handling wild, intractable people. In such a case one’s purpose will be achieved if one behaves with decorum. Pleasant manners succeed even with irritable people.
One sees that one has to be resolute in conduct. But at the same time one must remain conscious of the danger connected with such resoluteness, especially if it is to be persevered in. Only awareness of the danger makes success possible.
A time of joyous, hopeful progress. Spring is approaching. Joy and forbearance bring high and low nearer together. Success is certain. But we must work with determination and perseverance to make full use of the propitiousness of the time.

Meditation

Tao Te Ching – Verse 48

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