Today: – Relate with the world with quiet, unassuming grace.  Shine without seeking.  The world will find and appreciate you.” – a reading from the I Ching

Relate with the world with quiet, unassuming grace.  Shine without seeking.  The world will find and appreciate you.

Yogi Bhajan’s quote for today.

Musings on Grace and Gratitude

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 40 – Return is the movement of the Tao. Yielding is the way of the Tao.

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22 – Twenty-Two  Pi / Grace

Fire illuminates the base of the Mountain:
The Superior Person realizes he has not the wisdom to move the course of the world, except by attending to each day’s affairs as they come.

Success in small matters.
This is a good time to begin something.


The emphasis now is on form, not function — on the sizzle and not the steak.
The environment around you is not one of depth, and you are appreciated now for your image, not your essence.
You perfectly fill a role, and no one is seeing the genuine you.
Still, you are being listened to and watched.
Use this influence to further your goals as much as possible.
Even if you don’t feel understood, you can perhaps connect with a few isolated hearts.
Relax and enjoy the attention.

yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Flame
This hexagram shows a fire that breaks out of the secret depths of the earth and, blazing up, illuminates and beautifies the mountain, the heavenly heights. Grace-beauty of form-is necessary in any union if it is to be well ordered and pleasing rather than disordered and chaotic.


GRACE has success.
In small matters
It is favorable to undertake something.

Grace brings success. However, it is not the essential or fundamental thing; it is only the ornament and must therefore be used sparingly and only in little things. In the lower trigram of fire a yielding line comes between two strong lines and makes them beautiful, but the strong lines are the essential content and the weak line is the beautifying form. In the upper trigram of the mountain, the strong line takes the lead, so that here again the strong element must be regarded as the decisive factor. In nature we see in the sky the strong light of the sun; the life of the world depends on it. But this strong, essential thing is changed and given pleasing variety by the moon and the stars. In human affairs, aesthetic form comes into being when traditions exist that, strong and abiding like mountains, are made pleasing by a lucid beauty. By contemplating the forms existing in the heavens we come to understand time and its changing demands. Through contemplation of the forms existing in human society it becomes possible to shape the world.1

Fire on the mountain

‘Fire On The Mountain’ – David Pantuso


Fire at the foot of the mountain:
The image of GRACE.
Thus does the superior man proceed
When clearing up current affairs.
But he dare not decide controversial issues in this way.

The fire, whose light illuminates the mountain and makes it pleasing, does not shine far; in the same way, beautiful form suffices to brighten and to throw light upon matters of lesser moment, but important questions cannot be decided in this way. They require greater earnestness.

1. This hexagram shows tranquil beauty – clarity within, quiet without. This is the tranquillity of pure contemplation. When desire is silenced and the will comes to rest, the world-as-idea becomes manifest. In this aspect the world is beautiful and removed from the struggle for existence. This is the world of art. However, contemplation alone will not put the will to rest absolutely. It will awaken again, and then all the beauty of form will appear to have been only a brief moment of exaltation. Hence this is still not the true way of redemption. For this reason Confucius felt very uncomfortable when once, on consulting the oracle, he obtained the hexagram of GRACE.

Today: A stage will come when you can hear the unheard, see the unseen, know the unknown. ” Yogi Bhajan

“A stage will come when you can hear the unheard, see the unseen, know the unknown. What change there will be in your personality and in your life, in your behavior and in your existence on this planet, and in the contentment and joy and happiness you can experience; words cannot explain because that will be your experience. Candy is sweet. How sweet? I can’t say. The one who has eaten candy knows how sweet candy is. Just as you can’t express the sweetness of candy—you can only say that it is sweet—you cannot express the joy of your living existence when you are generating energy by your own power.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: LA792 931214 – Experience and Ecstasy

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