Today: “Be an inspiration to others. Nurture them with your encouragement.” – From the I Ching

Be an inspiration to others. Nurture them with your encouragement.  Your connection with the divine will provide inexhaustible support.
Do not stray off course.  Do not allow corruption to creep in through apathy.
At this point there is a delicate equilibrium.  Do not let it decay into chaos.

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

#48, line 1, #63

The Superior Person refreshes the people with constant encouragement to help one another.
There is a Source common to us all.  Jung named it the Collective Unconscious.  Others hail it as God within.
If a man wanders around in swampy lowlands, his life is submerged in mud. Such a man loses all significance for mankind. He who throws himself away is no longer sought out by others. In the end no one troubles about him any more.
The transition from the old to the new time is already accomplished. In principle, everything stands systematised, and it is only in regard to details that success is still to be achieved. In respect to this, however, we must be careful to maintain the right attitude. Everything proceeds as if of its own accord, and this can all too easily tempt us to relax and let things take their course without troubling over details. Such indifference is the root of all evil. Symptoms of decay are bound to be the result. Here we have the rule indicating the usual course of history. But this rule is not an inescapable law. He who understands it is in position to avoid its effects by dint of unremitting perseverance and caution.

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