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Monday, May 18, 2020

Restraint and Equanimity

I Ching ~ Hexagram 44 Kou/Coming To Meet

Line 1: Rein in the negative before it builds momentum.
Line 2: Decline to express the dark impulses.
Line 3: Acknowledge the urge, but don't argue with it.
Line 4: There is no merit in judging/correcting/condemning others.
Line 5: Lead by example rather than beration.
Line 6: Tolerate unpleasantness with restraint and equanimity.

I'm trying, I really am. My head wants to explode. I want to take gun and harm politicians. I want to feed that urge; I'm old, I've had a good life, dying in a hail of bullets is nothing compared to the slow suffocating death of Covid-19, that final gift from a government that couldn't care less. Restraint and equanimity. I'm trying, I really am. And I will vote, oh yes, I will vote. 


  1. Do you have the virus?
    We just got our absentee ballots in the mail. Equanimity is a trait worth cultivating, but damn it takes a lot of time and effort.

  2. Oh Sharyn, so sorry to read your words this morning. 99% of the time you bring a smile to my face when I visit your blog. Today, I am sending good thoughts to you and thanking you for all the good you have given me over the years. You have blessed me so much. xo, Judy

  3. Well hells bells! Do not give in. Do not give up.

  4. I'm fine. Just completed bowled over by over the public displays of terrible human behavior this week. Behavior so bad we haven't seen it publicly displayed since the end of WWII.


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