Today: Don’t make a big deal of being right – from the I Ching

Don’t make a big deal of being right.  Those who are weak now are in control.  We must wait for the situation to change.  The high ground cannot be taken by force.  Compromise is not an abdication of one’s personal power and ability to have a positive impact on the situation.  Your clear-headed vision and inner strength will prevail in the end.
Take Yogi Bhajan’s advice

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
The wind blowing across the sky. The wind restrains the clouds and makes them grow dense, but as yet is not strong enough to turn them to rain. A strong element is temporarily held in leash by a weak element. It is only through gentleness that this can have a successful outcome.
Here an attempt is made to press forward forcibly, in the consciousness that the obstructing power is slight. But since, under the circumstances, power actually lies with the weak, this sudden offensive is doomed to failure. External conditions hinder the advance, just as loss of the wheel spokes stops the progress of a wagon. We do not yet heed this hint from fate, hence there are annoying arguments like those of a married couple. Naturally this is not a favourable state of things, for though the situation may enable the weaker side to hold its ground, the difficulties are too numerous to permit of a happy result. In consequence even the strong man cannot so use his power as to exert the right influence on those around him. He experiences a rebuff where he expected an easy victory, and he thus compromises his dignity.
CONFLICT DEVELOPS when one feels himself to be in the right and runs into opposition. If one is not convinced of being in the right, opposition leads to craftiness or high-handed encroachment but not to open conflict.
If a man is entangled in a conflict, his only salvation lies in being so clear- headed and inwardly strong that he is always ready to come to terms by meeting the opponent halfway. To carry on the conflict to the bitter end has evil effects even when one is the right, because the enmity is then perpetuated.

Meditation
Previous readings
Today: I Ching

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.