From The I Ching or Book of Changes:
You serve as an example to others by sacrificing your ego
and accepting the guidance of the Higher Power.
We all must have the proper nourishment and guidance in order to fully succeed. While the culture around us often encourages us to “take charge” and make aggressive demands on life, the I Ching offers far wiser counsel. Here we are encouraged to give up the incessant demands of our ego – to deepen our humility and acceptance and to listen carefully to the instructions of the Sage.
The image of the caldron concerns your inner thoughts: whatever you hold in the “caldron” of your mind is your offering to the Higher Power. The quality of assistance you can receive from the universe is governed by the quality of your offering. If you constantly indulge in the concerns of the ego – fear, desires, strategies to control, harshness toward others – you repel the Higher Power and block your own nourishment. If, on the other hand, you consciously let go of your resistance to life and hold quiet and correct thoughts, you become receptive to the Creative and your continual nourishment is assured.
The wisest thing that you can do now is to still you ego and conscientiously enter into a conversation with the Sage. To influence other, or to achieve a proper goal, follow the same path. By cultivating humility and acceptance, purifying your inner thoughts and concentrating on that which is good and innocent and true, you summon the power of the Creative and meet with good fortune in the outer world.
In other words, what we give out comes back…. what goes around comes around.
What we focus our attention (energy) on….our thoughts, feelings, words and actions creates the quality of our lives. We attract similar energy to us.
Find your divine path that expresses your natural essence.
What you are is a divine Spiritual Being having a human experience on earth.