Today: Enjoy your abundance and use it for good – from the I Ching

Enjoy your abundance.  Be wary of allowing that to define you.  Take a lesson from the man who screens off his family and friends in order to protect his wealth.  He ultimately loses contact with friends and peers and ends up alone and lost.

Instead, use your wealth to stimulate a fiery passion within you to bring clarity of purpose accomplish great things for the good of all.  You can do miraculous things given the wherewithal.
The text reads (from Richard Wilhelm’s translation):
“This describes a man who because of his arrogance and obstinacy attains the opposite of what he strives for. He seeks abundance and splendour for his dwelling. He wishes at all odds to be master in his house, which so alienates his family that in the end he finds himself completely isolated.
The dedicated man clings to what is right and thereby can shape the world. Human life on earth is conditioned and unfree, and when man recognises this limitation and makes himself dependent upon the harmonious and beneficent forces of the cosmos, he achieves success.”

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