Today: “Adopt a contemplative approach to living.  Resolve every question of direction and integrity apart from ego using intuition.” – from the I Ching

Adopt a contemplative approach to living.  Resolve every question of direction and integrity apart from ego using intuition.

A quote from Yogi Bhajan

Tao Te Ching – Verse 37 – The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done

Meditation: Initiate an Intuitive Existence

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20 – Twenty  Kuan / Contemplation

The gentle Wind roams the Earth:
The Superior Person expands his sphere of influence as he expands his awareness.
Deeply devoted to his pursuit of clarity and wisdom, he is unconscious of the inspiring, positive example he is setting for others to emulate.

You have cleansed yourself; now stand ready to make your humble, devout offering.


The situation marks a rising to new heights.
As you climb for a better view of the panorama, you make yourself more conspicuous to those below.
This hexagram is also known as the Watchtower, because the shape formed by its lines resembles the ancient guardposts manned by Chinese soldiers.
These towers were placed on mountainsides to give a better vantage point.
To those below, the watchtowers served as landmarks to help them find their way.
The quality of your search for clarity in this situation serves as such a guidepost for others along the Way.

Nine at the top means:

He contemplates his own integrity without regard to the good or bad consequences his actions may have wrought.
Stand or fall, he must be true to himself.

Contemplation of his life.
The superior man is without blame.

Life of Contemplation

‘Life of Contemplation’ – Wei Ying Wu

While the preceding line represents a man who contemplates himself, here in the highest place everything that is personal, related to the ego, is excluded. The picture is that of a sage who stands outside the affairs of the world. Liberated from his ego, he contemplates the laws of life and so realizes that knowing how to become free of blame is the highest good.
2 – Two  K’un / Receptive Force

Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.

Responsive devotion.
Receptive influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.


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.

Today: “If you have the power to believe, then what you believe shall come true.” Yogi Bhajan

“If you have the power to believe, then what you believe shall come true. It means this little unit computer has the power to organize the main Master Computer to act on a signal. In simple rational words, man has control over the Universal Consciousness. They call it bhakti yoga, also devotion, worship.” Yogi Bhajan

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