Today: – ”Be still.  Quiet the mind.  Sit in silence.” – a reading from the I Ching

Be still.  Quiet the mind.  Sit in silence.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#52
Above this Mountain’s summit another more majestic rises:
The Superior Person is mindful to keep his thoughts in the here and now.
Stilling the sensations of the Ego, he roams his courtyard without moving a muscle, unencumbered by the fears and desires of his fellows.
This is no mistake.  There is a higher vantage point available to you, but it is obscured by the visible peak of personal ambition.  To climb to this higher plane, you must shake off the desires and fears of the conscious, visible world around you. 
To make this journey you must quiet the Ego, empty your mind of past and future, and dwell totally in the moment at hand.
Thorough mindfulness of what is before you is the only tranquility.
Be. Here. Now.

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