We live in a world that lives in us.

Spirit asks me to let Him teach me a better way to live

In my precious world than so-called modern society

Seems to encourage.

 

Our world is precious, He tells me, and is worthy of

Deep respect, and it is not separate from us in any

Real sense.

 

We each are the world that we live in, the world that

Lives in us.

 

More is not necessarily better

Today’s I Ching is 46 – Rising.

 

Spirit explains: Rising follows Gathering in a natural succession.

As we gather together, we rise in numbers, but quantity is not

Necessarily a rising in quality. More is not in itself better or

Worse than less.

 

What does that mean for me?

 

You seem to always want more of something without considering

How it would balance with less of something else.

We pay a price.

 

Or would, if You let me have my way?

 

Yes.

 

 

Coming in Seventh

Spirit tells me that coming in Seventh is usually

Out of the limelight. Medals of Gold, Silver, and

Bronze have already been won. Even glory

May not be awarded to a Seventh place contestant.

 

So, He asks me, Why do we strive to do and to be

All that we can do and be, when we suspect that

There are those who can and will, or might do

Much better?

 

Because we are not contestants and because we must

Do and be what we can, for whatever reason?

 

Yes, and more. We seem to know that we contribute to

The glory of those who win it. We help them do and be

Better than they might otherwise do and be, simply

Because they know we are close behind them.