Today: “Do not be too ambitious. Shrink the scope of your interactions.” – from the I Ching
Do not be too ambitious. Shrink the scope of your interactions. Become intimate with the self. You will attract others who will gladly join you on your path.
It is a time for understanding the structure of everything. Bring the self in harmony with it. Be beautiful.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#41, Line 3, #22
To be frugal and content is to possess immeasurable wealth within. Nothing of value could be refused such a person. Make a portion of each meal a share of your offering. This is an occasion for downsizing to fighting trim. Simplicity and economy are strong defenses against the slings and arrows of Outrageous Fortune. Whether this is a time of want or a time of plenty, it is an auspicious time to shed a dependency. When there are three people together, jealousy arises. One of them will have to go. A very close bond is possible only between two people. But when one man is lonely, he is certain to find a companion who complements him. The Superior Person realizes he has not the wisdom to move the course of the world, except by attending to each day’s affairs as they come. Success in small matters. This is a good time to begin something. Grace brings success. However, it is not the essential or fundamental thing; it is only the ornament and must therefore be used sparingly and only in little things. In human affairs, aesthetic form comes into being when traditions exist that, strong and abiding like mountains, are made pleasing by a lucid beauty. By contemplating the forms existing in the heavens we come to understand time and its changing demands. Through contemplation of the forms existing in human society it becomes possible to shape the world.