Today: “Responsive devotion.  Receptive influence.  Develop your discipline.  Give your attention to priorities.” – From the I Ching

Responsive devotion.  Receptive influence.  Don’t take the initiative.  Deal with reality as it is.  Develop your discipline.  Give your attention to priorities.

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

#2, Line 2, #60

In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.  Responsive devotion.  Receptive influence.
This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.
Straight, square, and true.
By being instead of doing, nothing is left undone.
Cultivating the proper disciplines and the proper degree of discipline are the concerns of this hexagram.
By limiting options, you may give more attention to priorities.
One who is all over the map is no less lost than one without a map.

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