Today: – ”Align yourself with the flow of reality.  Do not try to control the situation.” – a reading from the I Ching

Align yourself with the flow of reality.  Do not try to control the situation.  Control the mind that produces your inner space.

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

#2, line 5, #59
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.
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.
Yellow is the color of the earth and of the middle; it is the symbol of that which is reliable and genuine. The lower garment is inconspicuously decorated – the symbol of aristocratic reserve. When anyone is called upon to work in a prominent but not independent position, true success depends on the utmost discretion. A man’s genuineness and refinement should not reveal themselves directly; they should express themselves only indirectly as an effect from within.
Walls meant to protect have instead separated and isolated.  Your defenses have kept you apart from those whom you most need to touch.  Whatever the reason for discord between you, it is time to lay down your arms.  Dispel the inflexible demands and fears of the Mind so that you may reunite in the Heart.
If you have begrudged, forgive.
If you have torn down, repair.
If you have injured, heal.
If you have judged, pardon.
If you have grasped, let go.

Meditation: LA827-19950307 – Third Eye

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Author: harinam

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