Today: Nourish Wisely – from the I Ching

Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.  In bestowing care and nourishment, it is important that the right people should be taken care of and that we should attend to our own nourishment in the right way. If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.

Be especially careful about what you support and consume. Indulging in tempting delights that feed compulsions and other preferences will have long lasting consequences.  Keep your attention on your intention.  If your goals seem constantly out of reach, don’t lose your balance lunging for the brass ring.  Do not put energy into short term endeavors that will certainly fail and produce long term negative effects. Cultivate self restraint and grace. Keep your focus on the long term.

I Ching: Today

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