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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. 

4 comments:

  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.

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  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

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

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  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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