Today: “Understand views besides your own.  Use that awareness to discern the Truth that comes from your heart.  Follow that.” – from the I Ching

Understand views besides your own.  Use that awareness to discern the Truth that comes from your heart.  Follow that.

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Recite The Magical Story of Mushkil Gusha over a meal with friends today.

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


61 – Sixty-One. Chung Fu / Inner Truth

The gentle Wind ripples the Lake’s surface:
The Superior Person finds common ground between points of contention, wearing away rigid perspectives that would lead to fatal error.

Pigs and fishes.
You may cross to the far shore.
Great fortune if you stay on course.


The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward.
By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others.
In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart.
He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.

Six in the fourth place means:

Just before the moon waxes full, One horse breaks from the harness, and its mate remains.
It is as it should be.

The moon nearly at the full.
The team horse goes astray.
No blame.

Horse on beach with moon

To intensify the power of inner truth, a man must always turn to his superior, from whom he can receive enlightenment as the moon receives light from the sun. However, this requires a certain humility, like that of the moon when it is not yet quite full. At the moment when the moon becomes full and stands directly opposite the sun, it begins to wane. Just as on the one hand we must be humble and reverent when face to face with the source of enlightenment, so likewise must we on the other renounce factionalism among men. Only by pursuing one’s course like a horse that goes straight ahead without looking sidewise at its mate, can one retain the inner freedom that helps one onward.

1 – One  Ch’ien / Creative Activity

Heaven above and Heaven below:
Heaven in constant motion.
With the strength of the dragon, the Superior Person steels himself for ceaseless activity.

Productive Activity.
Potent Influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.


The time for action has come.
You now have the focus and the stamina necessary for accomplishing great tasks.
The path before you is being cleared and reward lies ahead.

Today: “Whenever there is stress, you will use up more oxygen.” Yogi Bhajan

“Whenever there is stress, you will use up more oxygen. You will not be in a position to be handicapped by lack of oxygen if you do Breath of Fire every day.” Yogi Bhajan

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