Today: “God within you provides all the necessary qualities to navigate life.” – from the I Ching

God within you provides all the necessary qualities to navigate life.  If you are separated from the self, you are cut off from its rich intuitive source of nourishment.  You are then incapable of accomplishing anything worthwhile.  You must get back on the right path.  First, step back and realize where and how you fell off.  Then, recommit yourself and rediscover the infinite source of wisdom within you.

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

#48, Line 2, #39

Encampments, settlements, walled cities, whole empires may rise and fall, yet the Well at the center endures, never drying to dust, never overflowing.
It served those before and will serve those after.
Again and again you may draw from the Well, but if the bucket breaks or the rope is too short there will be misfortune.
Inside each of us are dreamlike symbols and archetypes, emotions and instincts that we share with every other human being.
When we feel a lonely separateness from others, it is not because this Well within has dried up, but because we have lost the means to reach its waters.
You need to reclaim the tools necessary to penetrate to the depths of your fellows.
Then the bonds you build will be as timeless and inexhaustible as the Well that nourishes them.
The water itself is clear, but it is not being used. Thus the well is a place where only fish will stay, and whoever comes to it, comes only to catch fish. But the jug is broken, so that the fish cannot be kept in it.
This describes the situation of a person who possesses good qualities but neglects them. No one bothers about him. As a result he deteriorates in mind. He associates with inferior men and can no longer accomplish anything worth while.
When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.  Offer your opponent nothing to resist.  Let a sage guide you in this.  Good fortune lies along this course.
The Obstacle lies in obstinance.  An insistence on only one way of proceeding has brought things to an impasse.  You may either continue banging your head with irresistible force against this immovable object, or you might step back and survey this situation from a fresh perspective.

Meditation

Tao Te Ching – Verse 81

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