22. Grace

“In small matters, it is favorable to undertake something.”

Pay attention now to the form — the Grace — of what you create: the correct position of your yoga, the placement of elements in your painting, the structure of your novel or poem. Make the form as inspiring and true as the content.

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This one hit me right between the eyes.

I have been unhappy with the format of this blog for some time: too plain, too staid, no movement, no visual interest whatsoever. I keep telling myself I need to do some research on formats for WordPress, but I never do.

The truth is, I don’t care about anything but the content. Once I have finished the message of the day, I’m done. I look at format and think, “Well, maybe tomorrow.”

Receiving Grace — without any changing lines, btw — reminds me of the artist’s obligation: If you are trying to communicate something, you have an obligation to do it in a way that others can understand.

An attractive form will lead others to the content. An unattractive or inappropriate form will be a barrier to the content.

Since my goal is to bring the wisdom of the I Ching — the Book of Changes — to present-day, everyday life, I need a format that fits current technology.

And the lack of changing lines tells me: I’m going to be working at it a long time.

What area of your life do you need to add some Grace to?

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Tomorrow: A new reading.

Book of Changes — Like Yoga for Your Mind

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