Today: “Summon your courage to engage with conviction what must be addressed now.  It will not wait.  Then, you will have the power to choose how you will proceed in life.” – from the I Ching

Summon your courage to engage with conviction what must be addressed now.  It will not wait.  Then, you will have the power to choose how you will proceed in life.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 54 – Whoever is planted in the Tao will not be rooted up

Meditation: NM091 – 19921110 – Self Emboldenment, Engagement, Vision

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10 – Ten. Lü / Worrying the Tiger

Heaven shines down on the Marsh which reflects it back imperfectly:
Though the Superior Man carefully discriminates between high and low, and acts in accord with the flow of the Tao, there are still situations where a risk must be taken.

You tread upon the tail of the tiger.
Not perceiving you as a threat, the startled tiger does not bite.
Success.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You have reached a perilous point in your journey.
This is a real gamble — not a maneuver, not a calculated risk.
The outcome is uncertain.
If it goes as you hope, you will gain — but if it turns against you it will cause serious injury, at least to your plans.
The best tack is extreme caution and a healthy respect for the danger involved.

Six in the third place means:
A one-eyed man is able to see,
A lame man is able to tread.
He treads on the tail of the tiger.
The tiger bites the man.
Misfortune.
Thus does a warrior act on behalf of his great prince.

Tiger

Worrying the Tiger

A one-eyed man can indeed see, but not enough for clear vision. A lame man can indeed tread, but not enough to make progress. If in spite of such defects a man considers himself strong and consequently exposes himself to danger, he is inviting disaster, for he is undertaking something beyond his strength. This reckless way of plunging ahead, regardless of the adequacy of one’s powers, can be justified only in the case of a warrior battling for his prince.

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.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

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.

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Today: “If there is happiness there is going to be sadness. If there is sadness there is going to be happiness.” – Yogi Bhajan

“If there is happiness there is going to be sadness. If there is sadness there is going to be happiness. Sadness attracts happiness, happiness attracts sadness. This is the cycle. Night is followed by day, clouds are followed by sunshine, youth is followed by old age.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: LA741 – 921125 – Dance of Shiva

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 55 – He who is in harmony with the Tao is like a newborn child

Tao Te Ching – Verse 55

He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak,
but its grip is powerful.
It doesn’t know about the union
of male and female, yet its member can stand erect, so intense is its vital power.
It can scream its head off all day,
yet it never becomes hoarse,
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