Today: “Your passion is infectious.  It can transform the hardest of hearts, causing realization and contrition for past transgressions” – From the I Ching

Your passion is infectious.  It can transform the hardest of hearts, causing realization and contrition for past transgressions.  Then, the work of rebuilding the corrupted social structures can proceed.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#30, line 5, #13

The Superior Person holds an inner Fire that ignites passion in every heart it touches, until all the world is enlightened and aflame.  With so searing a flame, success will not be denied you.  Take care to be as peaceful and nurturing as the cow in the meadow; you are strong enough to be gentle.
With so searing a flame, success will not be denied you.  Take care to be as peaceful and nurturing as the cow in the meadow; you are strong enough to be gentle.
A Promethean flame is delivering light and heat to the situation at hand.
This radiance will cause such an alchemical transformation of circumstances that the changes will seem magical, miraculous.  Yet they are only shifts of perspective and attitude that bring clarity.
Here the zenith of life has been reached. Were there no warning, one would at this point consume oneself like a flame. Instead, understanding the vanity of all things, one may put aside both hope and fear, and sigh and lament: if one is intent on retaining his clarity of mind, good fortune will come from this grief.
Tears of repentance flood.  Enlightenment turns the tide for the better.
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.

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