Today: “Make the best use of every aspect of your wealth and fortune.” – from the I Ching

Make the best use of every aspect of your wealth and fortune.  Keep your inner qualities that brought you to this point.  Don’t squander anything.

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

#55, line 5, #41

The leader reaches his peak and doesn’t lament the descent before him.  Be like the noonday sun at its zenith.  This is success.
He attracts the brilliant and able to his quest.  Good fortune.
To be frugal and content is to possess immeasurable wealth within.  Nothing of value could be refused such a person.  Make a portion of each meal a share of your offering.  
Simplicity and economy are strong defenses against the slings and arrows of Outrageous Fortune.  Whether this is a time of want or a time of plenty, it is an auspicious time to shed a dependency.

Meditation

Tao Te Ching – Verse 9

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