Today: – ”If you have it, share it.  That’s how you initiate and sustain an endless cycle of compassion.” – a reading from the I Ching

If you have it, share it.  That’s how you initiate and sustain an endless cycle of compassion.

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

#11, line 4, #59
Heaven and Earth embrace, giving birth to Peace.  The Superior Person serves as midwife, presenting the newborn gift to the people.
The small depart; the great approach. Success.  Good fortune.
It doesn’t get any better than this.  Everything is in harmony, all obstacles are cleared from your Path, anything you could ask for is right at hand.
This is the Elysian Fields, the Garden of Eden.  The only thing wrong with Peace is that it, too, must change.  Whether you are in this state of harmony now or it is predicted for your future, recognize it as your greatest opportunity to build your resources against less harmonious times.
Instead of stretching to grasp the wealth that may rise out of reach, he stoops to help his companions climb to his level.
They expect his resentment but receive only his faith and love; they no longer fear his power.
Wind carries the Mists aloft:  Sage rulers dedicated their lives to serving a Higher Power and built temples that still endure.
The King approaches his temple.  Success if you stay on course.  You may cross to the far shore.
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: KWTC 19970630 – For Faculty of Self Engagement

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Author: harinam

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