Whenever I have doubts about how I am living and whether it really fucking matters at all (why bother with all of this yoga and service and metta meditation crap when I could be binge eating cookies and pizza or, better yet, drinking beer and shots of Jager), I get a little nudge that sets me right. I do love the I Ching…from May 9th’s conversation with The Oracle:
Hexagram 45: Ts’ui/Gathering Together (Massing)
“Every step of progress leads not only to our own success, but to a better world and heightened spirituality in all beings. Our smallest self-improvement is of the greatest importance to ending suffering in the world, and to bettering the human condition, for how things are in the world is a reflection of the accumulated effort of human beings to follow the good within themselves.” Carol K Anthony, A Guide to the I Ching.