Today: “Curb your ambitions for now.  Do not pursue anything.  Wait.” – from the I Ching

Curb your ambitions for now.  Do not pursue anything.  Wait.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 53 – The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths

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62 – Sixty-Two. Hsiao Kuo / Lying Low

Thunder high on the Mountain, active passivity:
The Superior Person is unsurpassed in his ability to remain small.
In a time for humility, he is supremely modest.
In a time of mourning, he uplifts with somber reverence.
In a time of want, he is resourcefully frugal.

When a bird flies too high, its song is lost.
Rather than push upward now, it is best to remain below.
This will bring surprising good fortune, if you keep to your course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

There is no profit to striving here.
To be content with oneself is the greatest success imaginable.
The enlightened person has nothing to prove to himself or others, and thus may always operate from a position of sincerity, with no pretense or posturing.
His humility is guileless simplicity.
His mourning is selfless compassion.
His frugality is an unshakeable faith that he is but a conduit, letting what is needed flow through him to others, with no loss to himself.

Six at the top means:

He flies too high, beyond his limit.
The plummet to earth is spent lamenting.

He passes him by, not meeting him.
The flying bird leaves him.
Misfortune.
This means bad luck and injury.

 

Daedalus and Icarus

‘Daedalus and Icarus’ – Ludovico Lana

If one overshoots the goal, one cannot hit it. If a bird will not come to its nest but flies higher and higher, it eventually falls into the hunter’s net. He who in times of extraordinary salience of small things does not know how to call a halt, but restlessly seeks to press on and on, draws upon himself misfortune at the hands of gods and men, because he deviates from the order of nature.

52 – Fifty-Two.   Kên / The Mountain

Above this Mountain’s summit another more majestic rises:
The Superior Person is mindful to keep his thoughts in the here and now.

Stilling the sensations of the Ego, he roams his courtyard without moving a muscle, unencumbered by the fears and desires of his fellows.
This is no mistake.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

There is a higher vantage point available to you, but it is obscured by the visible peak of personal ambition.
To climb to this higher plane, you must shake off the desires and fears of the conscious, visible world around you.
To make this journey you must quiet the Ego, empty your mind of past and future, and dwell totally in the moment at hand.
Thorough mindfulness of what is before you is the only tranquility.
Be. Here. Now.

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Today: “There is no doubt that we are all very wise.” – Yogi Bhajan

“There is no doubt that we are all very wise. If anybody doubts that he is wise, he is only doubting the exercise of that wisdom, not the wisdom itself.” Yogi Bhajan

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 53 – The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths

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The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
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