Today: Still waiting; stay calm – from the I Ching

Still waiting.  Despite criticism and other tongue wagging, stay calm.  Accept good advice, and lead from the heart.

 

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
The wind blowing across the sky. The wind restrains the clouds and makes them grow dense, but as yet is not strong enough to turn them to rain. A strong element is temporarily held in leash by a weak element. It is only through gentleness that this can have a successful outcome.
The danger gradually comes closer. Sand is near the bank of the river, and the water means danger. Disagreements crop up. General unrest can easily develop in such times, and we lay the blame on one another. He who stays calm will succeed in making things go well in the end. Slander will be silenced if we do not gratify it with injured retorts.
Through attraction the sage influences men’s hearts, and thus the world attains peace. From the attractions they exert we can learn the nature of all beings in heaven and on earth.

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