Today: – “Always adopt an attitude of gratitude and humility in your good fortune.  Give up postures of privilege and entitlement lest you fall prey to the whims of fate.. ” – a reading from the I Ching

Always adopt an attitude of gratitude and humility in your good fortune.  Give up postures of privilege and entitlement lest you fall prey to the whims of fate.

Yogi Bhajan’s quote for today.

Musings on Grace and Gratitude

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 61 – When a country obtains great power, it becomes like the sea: all streams run downward into it.

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58 – Fifty-Eight  Tui / Empowering

The joyous Lake spans on and on to the horizon:
The Superior Person renews and expands his Spirit through heart-to-heart exchanges with others.

Success if you stay on course.


This is the sign of true companionship.
The principals in this situation exchange energy, ideas and feelings, constantly invigorating and encouraging each other to new heights of Spiritual achievement and Self-discovery.
This exchange is not for the glory of the Team, but for furthering the process of each individual’s ‘Te’, or pure potentiality.

Six at the top means:

Don’t let thrill-seeking comrades divert you from true joy.

Seductive joyousness.



Garden of Earthly Delights


‘Tuin der Lusten’ (Garden of Earthly Delights) – Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1450–1516 – Museo del Prado, Madrid

A vain nature invites diverting pleasures and must suffer accordingly (cf. the six in the third place). If a man is unstable within, the pleasures of the world that he does not shun have so powerful an influence that he is swept along by them. Here it is no longer a question of danger, of good fortune or misfortune. He has given up direction of his own life, and what becomes of him depends upon chance and external influences.

25 – Twenty-Five  Wu Wang / Remaining Blameless

Thunder rolls beneath Heaven, as is its nature and place:
Sage rulers aligned themselves with the changing seasons, nurturing and guiding their subjects to do the same.

Exceptional Progress if you are mindful to keep out of the way of the natural Flow.
It would be a fatal error to try to alter its course.
This is a time of Being, not Doing.


This is thoroughly a matter of the heart.
If everything you attempt, no matter how carefully planned, ends in disarray, then examine your motives.
They are the cause of your predicament.
It isn’t that your motives aren’t pure — even the best intentions will fail under these circumstances.
What stymies you in this situation is that you have a motive at all.
Free yourself of all expectations, release any tenuous grip you may have, and roll with it.
This is totally out of your control.
There are higher powers and more elements affecting the outcome of this situation than you can imagine.
Get out of their way.

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