Today: Release others from your expectations – from the I Ching

yinyang02paperLiberation will come from your release of others from your expectations.  Allow them to be as they are.  Your inner resolve and example is sufficient show people the choices at hand and allow them to give up their adversarial positions and destructive tendencies.  The lightness of your personal release will appear in their awareness.  It will infect them with joy.

The text reads:
“This refers to a time in which tensions and complications begin to be eased. At such times we ought to make our way back to ordinary conditions as soon as possible;
“The point is not to push on farther than is necessary. Returning to the regular order of life as soon as deliverance is achieved brings good fortune. If there are any residual matters that ought to be attended to, it should be done as quickly as possible, so that a clean sweep is made and no retardations occur.
“Times of deliverance demand inner resolve. Inferior people cannot be driven off by prohibitions or any external means. If one desires to be rid of them, he must first break completely with them in his own mind; they will see for themselves that he is in earnest and will withdraw.
“The joyous mood is infectious and therefore brings success.
When the hearts of men are won by friendliness, they are led to take all hardships upon themselves willingly, and if need be will not shun death itself, so great is the power of joy over men.

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