52. Keeping Still

“She goes out into her courtyard and does not see her people. No blame.”

You need to focus on yourself now. Practice meditation or yoga — whatever allows you to still your thoughts and calm your inner distress. There is no blame in not putting others’ needs first all the time.

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Heads up, all you Moms out there — The Book of Changes is talking directly to you. To keep making the Gradual Progress of the Main Message (see entry from Jan. 22), you need to quiet your monkey mind.

“Monkey mind” is a Buddhist term meaning being unsettled, restless, or confused, like a monkey constantly chattering and jumping from spot to spot. Answering all the demands of family, your job, whatever, has left you mentally scattered.

The Book of Changes says: All bids for your attention do not have to be answered immediately. Attending to your own needs at this time is without blame.

Which sounds a lot like Line 5 (see yesterday’s entry): “Don’t exhaust your inner resources trying to explain yourself to others.”

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Tomorrow: A new reading.

Book of Changes Like Yoga for Your Mind

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