I've been listening to an I Ching podcast (a form of ancient Chinese text) which took me back to my experience of visiting an I Ching master in a Taiwanese temple. Here are some wholesome thoughts for the day.
Love yourself first to create the space to love others and for others to love you
Care for your soul - the light and the dark
Forgive yourself and embrace your shadow - for this will resolve the fears and doubts that have been the obstacles to your desires and dreams
Be brutally honest with yourself and others - this allows for a deeper connection to our intuition and authentic self
We will be challenged on this path called life. Challenge is inevitable. Meet these obstacles with calm and stillness
Quiet the negative ego - it is a lie. If you take away the power of the critical voice of the ego, you become free to love and be loved!
We are all one. We are just here for a minute so enjoy your time on this earth
Live YOUR truth as best you can - not what others expect of you. Your job in this life is to become the best you, you can be - with all your beauty and your flaws
Find stillness in the chaos. Take a breath and go inside. What will be great develops slowly and in abundance. The natural order of life doesn't push a tree to grow faster or a river to run quicker. Accept all this moment has to offer - be grateful
Attend to all the small details of your life - change can manifest slowly - trust yourself
Are you anxious about your relationship? Health? Business? Creative project? Spiritual path? - Allow these aspects of life to develop slowly and steadily with a compassionate heart - this creates space for insight into your heart's greater journey. If you throw love at something, chances are it will change
Out of suffering comes elation - the storm is our teacher
Don't try to hold on too tight - you've got nothing to lose. Breath deep and practice smiling inside. For calmness and contentment is a practice that we have the ability to obtain - ritual and repetition