Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I Ching - Hexagram 61 - Inner Truth

"A crane calls from the shade and her young answer with love.
My cup of life is filled to the brim.
Come share it with me.

This refers to the involuntary influence of a man's inner being upon persons of kindred spirit. The crane need not show itself on a high hill. It may be quite hidden when it sounds its call, yet its young will hear its note, will recognize it and give answer. Where there is a joyous mood, there a comrade will appear to share a glass of wine. 
This is the echo awakened in men through spiritual attraction. Whenever a feeling is voiced with truth and frankness, whenever a deed is the clear expression of sentiment, a mysterious and far-reaching influence is exerted. At first it acts on those who are inwardly receptive. But the circle grows larger and larger, the root and vigorous expression in word and deed, its effect is great. The effect is but the reflection of something that emanates from one's own heart."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Anna,

Thank you for posting this, albeit a while ago. It really resonates with me, where did you find it?

Jen :-)