Today: Communicate to the leadership what they need to know about the needs of their constituents – from the I Ching
Recognize that the body that encompasses leaders and followers is like an organism. Leaders who act on behalf of the whole contribute to its overall health, strength and growth. Supporting leadership that behaves in this way benefits everyone. Communicate to the leadership what they need to know about the needs of their constituents. At the top and all the way down the line, players should act in accordance with their divine nature without undue attention to personal advantage. Use your own influence to promote those principles.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
“Sacrifice on the part of those above for the increase of those below fills the people with a sense of joy and gratitude that is extremely valuable for the flowering of the commonwealth. When people are thus devoted to their leaders, undertakings are possible, and even difficult and dangerous enterprises will succeed.
It is important that there should be men who mediate between leaders and followers. These should be disinterested people, especially in times of increase, since the benefit is to spread from the leader to the people. Nothing of this benefit should be held back in a selfish way; it should really reach those for whom it is intended. This sort of intermediary, who also exercises a good influence on the leader, is especially important in times when it is a matter of great undertakings, decisive for the future and requiring the inner assent of all concerned.
Man has received from heaven a nature innately good, to guide him in all his movements. By devotion to this divine spirit within himself, he attains an unsullied innocence that leads him to do right with instinctive sureness and without any ulterior thought of reward and personal advantage. This instinctive certainty brings about supreme success and “furthers through perseverance”. “