Today: ”Your destiny is your own.  It’s not for flaunting in a show, rather for quietly contemplating reality as it is, the self as you are, and everyone else as they are. – a reading from the I Ching

Your destiny is your own.  It’s not for flaunting in a show, rather for quietly contemplating reality as it is, the self as you are, and everyone else as they are.  Then, liberation:  from trying to be the doer and all the trouble that brings;  from trying to be not you, bringing constant rebuke from the universe; from your expectations for others, inevitably bringing disappointment.

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

#2, line 4, #40
This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.
Be a tied-up sack, letting your inner contents remain unseen.
There will be no praise, but also no blame.
The relief you experience here is not your own personal pardon, but the release of others from your rigid expectations.
Like a hot air balloon, you will rise to new heights as you cast the heavy sandbags of resentments and restrictions away from you.
Feel the lightness of being that results from forgiving others and accepting them as they are.
Free yourself of the endless vigil of policing the behavior of others.
See them for who they are, not what they can or can’t do for you.

Meditation: Breath to Conquer Time Space and Destiny

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