Insight

Just a very quick note for myself so I won’t forget this. It’s very startling to me, because it reminds me of a core fact that I cannot allow myself to forget. Or even to deny. And it forms the basis of Self-Actualisation; being true to your purpose. I-Ching Reading taken from Tarot.com:

Name: 61. Centering in the Truth

Your Present Hexagram

Truth involves establishing an aware relationship between your inner core and the circumstances in your life. Centering in truth involves the ability to perceive a fundamental wisdom, reflected within yourself and the people you know.

Truth is transformed into power when you dissolve prejudice and make yourself receptive to the world as it really is. Truth’s power can be a remarkable force indeed — yet is rarer than generally imagined. It can be maintained only by cultivating a genuine openness to things as they are — a willingness to see, rather than merely look.

Whenever your inner life is clouded, your influence in the world is under a shadow. If you are fearful, you will be attacked; if you cloak genuine mysteries in dogma, opportunities for new insight will be lost. If you vacillate in upholding your principles, you will be tested. Yet, when you are firm and strong, the power of truth can break through even the most stubborn minds.

In any debate, the power to perceive the truth in the other side’s argument is essential to achieving success. It is possible to influence even the most difficult people, or improve the most difficult circumstance, through the power of universal truth — for unvarnished truth is something to which all things naturally respond. Get in touch with the part of yourself that is aware of this universal force. Cultivate this inner resource, and you will become adept at using it to bond with others to support a common purpose.

The title alone was enough to give me a shock. I’m a very simple person; how I see the title affects my perception of the article before. So while in retrospect my reaction to certain things may be unwarranted, my first reaction is always one that bears analysing, because it is based on that moment of resonance within my core. But the first reaction you see, may not always be my real first reaction. Resonance is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

Late edit: And then my horoscope tells me the following:

You might not be sure about your new direction at work, but don’t let that stop you from showing up with a positive attitude and doing the best you can. Your sense of identity could be muddied now by all the amazing possibilities that you see around you. The problem is that turning a dream into reality isn’t as straightforward as you think it should be. Take it easy on yourself; your path will clear in time for you to arrive at your designated destination.