Today: “When need and its pressure arise, engage in useful, wholesome ways.  When the pressure releases, enjoy.  Whatever is called for, live in the rhythm, the flow.” – from the I Ching

When need and its pressure arise, engage in useful, wholesome ways.  When the pressure releases, enjoy.  Whatever is called for, live in the rhythm, the flow.

See Yogi Bhajan’s quote for the day.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 42 – The Tao gives birth to One

Meditation: KWTC 19970630 – For Faculty of Self Engagement

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Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
5 – Five.  Hsü / Calculated Waiting

Deep Waters in the Heavens:
Thunderclouds approaching from the West, but no rain yet.
The Superior Person nourishes himself and remains of good cheer to condition himself for the moment of truth.

Great Success if you sincerely keep to your course.
You may cross to the far shore.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You must now endure this Dangling — either a carrot before your nose, or a sword above your head.
This strange mix of apprehension and anticipation is a Purgatory.
There is nothing more you can do to affect the outcome.
You must now submit to the Fates.

Nine in the fifth place means:

You smile and join in the banquet, relaxing and gaining perspective, yet vigilant and prepared for the next onslaught.
Such genuine grace under pressure ensures victory and good fortune.

Waiting at meat and drink.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

Meat and wine

Meat and wine

Even in the midst of danger there come intervals of peace when things go relatively well. If we possess enough inner strength, we shall take advantage of these intervals to fortify ourselves for renewed struggle. We must know how to enjoy the moment without being deflected from the goal, for perseverance is needed to remain victorious.
This is true in public life as well; it is not possible to achieve everything all at once. The height of wisdom is to allow people enough recreation to quicken pleasure in their work till the task is completed. Herein lies the secret of the whole hexagram. It differs from Chien OBSTRUCTION (39), in the fact that in this instance, while waiting, we are sure of our cause and therefore do not lose the serenity born of inner cheerfulness.
36 – Thirty-Six.  Ming I / Eclipsing the Light

Warmth and Light are swallowed by Deep Darkness:
The Superior Person shows his brilliance by keeping it veiled among the masses.

Stay true to your course, despite the visible obstacles ahead.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

This time calls for a saintly effort to turn the other cheek.
You have been deliberately injured.
Going blow-for-blow will only escalate this war.
Abstain from vengeance.
Show all watching that you are above it.
Sidestep your aggressor’s headlong charge, giving him the opportunity to fall on his face.

Today: “Whatever name of God you want to chant, just do it” – Yogi Bhajan

“Whatever name of God you want to chant, just do it. It will tune you in. It will be your own biofeedback machine.” Yogi Bhajan

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 42 – The Tao gives birth to One

Tao Te Ching – Verse 42

The Tao gives birth to One.
One gives birth to Two.
Two gives birth to Three.
Three gives birth to all things.
All things have their backs to the female
and stand facing the male.
When male and female combine,
all things achieve harmony.
Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the Master makes use of it,
embracing his aloneness, realizing
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