Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 21 is 48: The Well

48: The Well

Hexagram 48

General Meaning: Throughout various cultures and political systems of the world, the well has served as a universal symbol for that which sustains life and provides a constant, inexhaustible source of life-giving nourishment for mankind.

Like the well, human nature is the same around the world. The passage of time does not change its essential dimensions, nor take anything away. Still, just as a well can be deepened to produce clearer, cleaner water, so can we enrich our lives by delving deeply within — into our natural selves, or souls.

Beware of shallow thinking. Like a little learning, it can be dangerous. The image of the well suggests that along with depth comes clarity. Be patient, and penetrate both your problems and your own nature to the core. If you do not lower your bucket to the depths, you’re very likely to come up empty. When greater depth is desired, a lessening of speed is often required

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 28th is 8:Holding Together

8: Holding Together

 

Hexagram 8

General Meaning: Holding together brings success. But high-level teamwork is achieved only when the right players on the right team share a clear goal at the right time. A team forms its relationships in a delicate manner; chemistry is brewed in the vat of shared experiences. Latecomers cannot share the same depth of union as earlier members. Whole-hearted commitment is required for team success.

All successful teams have a shared vision and a leader. If a team’s leadership is up to the challenge, the team will prosper. In personal and business affairs, just as in basketball, it is hard to win without a strong center.

Accept the structure of the team or partnership if you wish to receive its benefits — otherwise go off on your own. In holding together with others, cling to your own principles, but be willing to subordinate your personal desires for the good of the group. Perhaps you are contemplating becoming a leader of some group; remember that to become the center of influence binding people together is not only a considerable challenge but a serious responsibility. Assess yourself carefully first to see if you are up to the task. If not, it would be better not to commit rather than to go forward without proper preparation.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for April 18th

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

48: The Well

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Hexagram 48
 
General Meaning: Throughout various cultures and political systems of the world, the well has served as a universal symbol for that which sustains life and provides a constant, inexhaustible source of life-giving nourishment for mankind.

Like the well, human nature is the same around the world. The passage of time does not change its essential dimensions, nor take anything away. Still, just as a well can be deepened to produce clearer, cleaner water, so can we enrich our lives by delving deeply within — into our natural selves, or souls.

Beware of shallow thinking. Like a little learning, it can be dangerous. The image of the well suggests that along with depth comes clarity. Be patient, and penetrate both your problems and your own nature to the core. If you do not lower your bucket to the depths, you’re very likely to come up empty. When greater depth is desired, a lessening of speed is often required.

An Amazing Day…Create A Masterpiece!

An Amazing Day…Create A Masterpiece!

Welcome to Today!

If you choose, you will find that today is an amazing day.

It is filled with countless blessings and opportunities.

You’ll find plenty of reasons to smile and even more to laugh.

You will be given the chance to say “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “Thank you”, and anything else you want.

In all truth, today welcomes you with no rules.

The only requirement to see all it has to offer is that you live it.

Will you live today?

I don’t mean exist, I mean LIVE!

Will you truly LIVE today?

So many people will awaken to this beautiful day and embrace all its blessings.

Why not you?

Today is a new day! It’s your day.

Today, you awaken to a day in which you have the power to make and inspire change.

In fact, it is the ONLY day in which you have any power. You have no control over yesterday. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is a day you haven’t even met, it is beyond our reach. Tomorrow is waiting to reveal itself depending on the actions of just one day… TODAY!

What will you do with today?

Will you finally break free from the victim mentality and take control of your life?

You have been blessed with immeasurable power to make positive changes in your life.

Change things up today!

You will never convince me that we go through everything we go through just to end up where we were when we started. We are here to evolve… to refine and improve ourselves… to inspire and help others do the same.

Today is a new day!

It’s yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!

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