Today: “Be content with yourself.  Do not strive to be anything else.” – From the I Ching

Be content with yourself.  Do not strive to be anything else.  Let your life flow in service.

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


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.
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.

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Author: harinam

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