Today: “Lose the ego and let your true self shine.- from the I Ching

Lose the ego and let your true self shine.

Yogi Bhajan’s quote for today.

Meditation: NM0413 – Intuition and the Strength of Excellence

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 72 – When they lose their sense of awe, people turn to religion. When they no longer trust themselves, they begin to depend upon authority.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's, Thomas Cleary's, Brian Arnold's and other translations of the I Ching
59 – Fifty-Nine  Huan / Dissolution

Wind carries the Mists aloft:
Sage rulers dedicated their lives to serving a Higher Power and built temples that still endure.

The King approaches his temple.
Success if you stay on course.
You may cross to the far shore.


Walls meant to protect have instead separated and isolated.
Your defenses have kept you apart from those whom you most need to touch.
Whatever the reason for discord between you, it is time to lay down your arms.
Dispel the inflexible demands and fears of the Mind so that you may reunite in the Heart.
If you have begrudged, forgive.
If you have torn down, repair.
If you have injured, heal.
If you have judged, pardon.
If you have grasped, let go.

Six in the third place means:

His ego dissolves and the void is filled with his Self.
No more fear and frustration.

He dissolves his self. No remorse.

Rembrandt van Rijn as a young man

Self-Portrait as a young man, 1634 – Rembrandt van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Under certain circumstances, a man’s work may become so difficult that he can no longer think of himself. He must set aside all personal desires and disperse whatever the self gathers about it to serve as a barrier against others. Only on the basis of great renunciation can he obtain the strength for great achievements. By setting his goal in a great task outside himself, he can attain this standpoint.
57 – Fifty-Seven  Sun / The Penetrating Wind

Wind follows upon wind, wandering the earth, penetrating gently but persistently:
The Superior Person expands his influence by reaffirming his decisions and carrying out his promises.

Small, persistent, focused effort brings success.
Seek advice from someone you respect.


Gentle persuasion is the key in this instance.
Though the words are soft, their speaker must be firm, calm and confident.
Gentle words are worthless if spoken with trepidation.
Wordless influence by example is also effective in this situation.
All persuasion should be almost unfelt, yet consistent and persistent.
Ask for feedback from someone you know to be an effective persuader.

Today: “You have to understand the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to do something which will live forever.” Yogi Bhajan

“You have to understand the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to do something which will live forever.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation:NM0413 – Intuition and the Strength of Excellence

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