Today: Shock and upheaval should be met with reverence – I Ching

Days of thunder.  Shock and upheaval should be met with reverence for the power of the infinite.  Then fear is dispersed.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching

The shock that comes from the manifestation of God within the depths of the earth makes man afraid, but this fear of God is good, for joy and merriment can follow upon it.
When a man has learned within his heart what fear and trembling mean, he is safeguarded against any terror produced by outside influences. Let the thunder roll and spread terror a hundred miles around: he remains so composed and reverent in spirit that the sacrificial rite is not interrupted. This is the spirit that must animate leaders and rulers of men – a profound inner seriousness from which all terrors glance off harmlessly.

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