Today: “The time is ripe for action.  Do whatever you do best and apply yourself with absolute commitment” – I Ching

The time is ripe for action.  Do whatever you do best and apply yourself with absolute commitment to fixing the broken social structure. It is not a matter of individual effort.  Everyone’s effort will be required to be successful.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
Heaven above and Heaven below:  Heaven in constant motion.
With the strength of the dragon, the Superior Person steels himself for ceaseless activity.  Productive Activity.  Potent Influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.
The time for action has come.  You now have the focus and the stamina necessary for accomplishing great tasks.  The path before you is being cleared and reward lies ahead.
Here the effects of the light-giving power begin to manifest themselves. In terms of human affairs, this means that the great man makes his appearance in his chosen field of activity. As yet he has no commanding position but is still with his peers. However, what distinguishes him from the others is his seriousness of purpose, his unqualified reliability, and the influence he exerts on his environment without conscious effort. Such a man is destined to gain great influence and to set the world in order. Therefore it is favorable to see him.
Heaven reflects the Flame of clarity:  The Superior Person analyzes the various levels and working parts of the social structure, and uses them to advantage.
This is a matter of Positioning — not only yourself, but others as well.
There are niches to be filled, potentials to be realized, right livelihoods to be found.
You are not building a new organization, but shoring up an existing infrastructure.  It’s worth the effort, because it will provide union, community, and an ironclad alliance.

Meditation

Tao Te Ching – Verse 64

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