Anything unnecessary to life can become an addiction. I enjoy a teaspoon of brown sugar on my morning cereal. Spirit suggests that I am as any addict. I’ll accept the risk.
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
The experience we now focus on is represented by
the sixty-first Hexagram – Sincerity, expressing
self-awareness. This is not simplicity.
Awareness of oneself can only develop in harmony
with awareness of others, and to expect everything
and nothing of everyone other than self, but,
to expect from self the best that we have; that
And so, it makes sense that Sincerity follows
Discipline. Self-discipline is a necessary
prerequisite to a satisfied mind.
But, why does Sincerity lead to Small Excess
What is small excess?
Brown sugar on my porridge.
Why is it so?
It’s not a nutritional necessity.
Then why do you do it?
A teaspoon of brown sugar seems to give
my cereal a more appealing taste.
Then, simple personal pleasures are acceptable
forms of small excess?
Yes, until they become more than just a simple
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