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The Road Ahead is Only in Your Mind

Spirit explains the I Ching hexagram 61 – Sincerity.

Sincerity follows Discipline in the sequential order
of events and situations experienced along the I Ching
Way to enlightenment.

When discipline and sincerity travel together within
the mind of the seeker of wisdom and truth, then
progress is certain.

What if they’re both going down the wrong road?

Then, progress is still assured.

Then, discipline and sincerity are not sufficient
to progress in the desired direction?

Yes, they are not.

What else is required?

Awareness.

Of what?

Not of what?

Where?

Yes.

Then, a map and a guide are required?

Yes.

My mind would resist.

Why?

A certain sense of personal responsibility for choices
of directions taken or forms of discipline accepted
and followed would require me to question myself and
any teacher, regardless of how much I might admire her
or him.

Yes, and that is as it should be.

Then, why do I regret not being able to completely
accept your way as my own.

My way should never be accepted as your way.

Why?

It would not be unique.

Must it be?

Yes.

Then, how can all ways merge into one and still
remain unique?

They merge into the one that is beyond uniqueness.

How can anything be beyond uniqueness?

We each are a unique aspect of Life and each are
contained within Life.

Then, what is the purpose of my struggle along
a unique way if I am already within what would be
the destination of my unique way?

A simple purpose; to develop awareness of what you are.

And then?

And then to expand your awareness.

To include what?

To include the awareness of all otherwise unique
aspects of Life.

Otherwise unique aspects?

Yes. They are only unique until you absorb their
awareness into your own.

Then your way becomes mine?

Yes.

It looks like a long road ahead.

Yes, but that’s just the bad news.

There’s good news?

Yes. The road ahead is only in your mind.

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Sincerity follows Discipline because…

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

I Ching 61 – Sincerity follows Discipline in the order of the hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:  Discipline comes before Sincerity for a reason.

Sincerity expresses awareness of one’s own acceptance of and

Commitment to the need for and purpose served by discipline in

Order to develop structure.

 

Structure?

 

Yes, structure of thought, emotion, and action, and the purpose

Direction, and meaning they give to our life.

 

What can the message for me be when I do all that, now?

 

Now is now.

 

What other time do I have?

 

Yes.

 

I Ching 61 – Sincerity in the Centre

Today’s I Ching reading by Spirit

 

Wind over Lake

Sincerity follows Discipline

 

Spirit explains:

 

As wind moves water, discipline moves sincerity,

Directing our chosen lifestyle.

 

If we sincerely desire and intend to follow our path

With purpose, then discipline will be a welcome

Companion.

 

I hesitate to ask who …

 

Yes.

 

I Ching 61 – Sincerity in the Centre

Sincerity follows Discipline in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

 

Discipline, as self-control, and it is always self-control, for

Whatever reason, is not a value in itself. It is a means to an end.

 

What about Sincerity?

 

What about it?

 

Why does it follow Discipline?

 

It always follows Discipline.

 

Why?

 

If we are sincere in our intention to do or be whatever, then

Self-discipline must be followed.

 

 

 

Excess Compassion

Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching hexagram 62 – Small Excess.

Thunder is over Mountain. Both contain active yang energy,
each reinforcing the power of the other.

Small excess suggests a limited expansion of an otherwise
rigid boundary of what is acceptable or required, such as
pouring even a little more of whatever into a cup than it
can contain. That would be wasteful

Can there be a little excess of compassion?

What would it look like?

Caring and yet recognizing a need for even more care.

How is that expressing excess compassion?

Giving all that I can and knowing that it isn’t enough
to satisfy the need of those for whom I feel compassion.

We can never give even a small excess of compassion.
No amount would be wasteful.

Whether or not it seemed to be appreciated?

Compassion is a feeling of oneness with all and reflects
the quality of our own awareness of the oneness of all
life. We share our love. We don’t measure it.

I Ching 61 – Sincerity in the Centre

Today’s I Ching – 61 – Sincerity in the Centre

Wind above, Lake below.

Sincerity follows Discipline in the order of the Hexagrams.

 

Spirit explains:

Yes, in a voice of authority, as if to recapture

The attention of a wandering mind .

I had dared to entertain a cynical interpretation

Of wind over water. Spirit continues:

Discipline for its own sake is worthless,

More or less, unless it can be

Transferred to a purpose, other than

Its own. However, sincere effort

Is of high value, even if

Progress is slow.

 

Should I ask Spirit what His reading says

To me?  No. I pass,

As in a game of cards.

 

 

I Ching 62 – Small Excess

Today’s I Ching – 62 – Small Excess

Thunder above, Mountain below

Small Excess follows Sincerity in the Centre

Spirit explains:

Excess suggests more than an average amount
of whatever

Small Excess refers to a certain flexibility
between extremes of form and …

Spirit? I interrupt.

Spirit is not an extreme.

He continues, Sincerity in the Centre expresses
intention based on self-awareness.

Where am I?

Yes.

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