Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
16 – Pleasure – Thunder over Earth
Pleasure develops out of Humility and becomes Following.
Humility does not require low self-esteem. We can recognize
and take pleasure in knowing how far we have come on our
journey through Life, and yet, still be in awe of how far
we still must travel to satisfy our Soul.
Where does pleasure come into that awareness?
Pleasure is a necessary food for the Soul. Without pleasure
there can be no incentive to move forward.
Pleasure provides meaning to Life.
We must enjoy what we are doing or where our efforts
may lead us, or why do anything or move toward anything?
Fear of losing something?
I don’t know.
What does that mean?
The unknown will always be within us and beyond us.
How can it be within and beyond? Oh, no. Don’t tell me.
Yes. It is another Universal Law.
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom
14 – Great Possession
Great Possession develops out of Community and leads to Humility, if we accept the blessing that associating with others is, when we are fortunate and wise enough to develop close ties with people who share our way of life.
What is our way? Is it a shared world view? Or a specific goal? Or what? And, how can we ever know who is really with us, and why?
So many questions.
They seemed to appear in my mind, one after another, in a continuous stream.
Then, how can they be answered separately?
Perhaps their answers would all be as one.
As companions and community?
Then enjoy and be thankful to Life for whatever blessings come, while they last, and accept that whatever comes may go, for whatever reason.
Small Development follows Closeness.
Closeness can be measured by distance from someone or something in
More ways than one.
Sitting next to someone on a bus is being physically close to
That person, but not in the same way that reading a message
From a loved one who is, perhaps, thousands of miles away,
Can make one feel. An emotional sense of closeness cannot
Be measured in any standardized way.
How does such a sense of closeness begin?
With small developments. Everything that means anything
To us had a beginning.
Treasure and enjoy even seemingly small but pleasurable
Close encounters. They have unlimited potential.