Today: Possession in great measure – from the I Ching

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You have it all if you can use your strength and clarity to bring balance, wealth and compassion to the world.  Coupled with grace and modesty they also attract and inspire others to join in any undertaking you initiate.

The text reads:
Great possession consists not only in the quantity of goods at one’s disposal, but first and foremost, in their mobility and utility, for then they can be used in undertakings, and we remain free of embarrassment and mistakes. The big wagon, which will carry a heavy load and in which one can journey far, means that there are at hand able helpers who give their support and are equal to their task. One can load great responsibility upon such persons, and this is necessary in important undertakings.”

In your stillness contemplate the needs of the time.  Do not try to extend beyond the immediate situation at hand.  Stillness and movement are a polarity whose relative quantities should be kept in your awareness and applied appropriately.

The text reads:
True quiet means keeping still when the time has come to keep still, and going forward when the time has come to go forward. In this way rest and movement are in agreement with the demands of the time, and thus there is light in life.”

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