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THE MOUNTAIN…From the I Ching

Take one day at a time. Attain inner peace. Endure, be quiet, restraint. Exercise fully what you have received from nature without any subjective viewpoint. In one word be absolutely vacuous. MEDITATE, focus on your inner perspective. Once the mind is calm and the ego quelled, you will transcend your inner turmoil. MEDITATION will calm you. Through objectivity you will know when to act and when not to act. The inner peace will allow you to act in harmony with the times rather than reacting with impulsiveness. Hold your thoughts to the present. Dispel illusions of what can or will be, you can overcome ego-generated difficulties. MEDITATION can pacify stress that is based upon projection and fantasy. Lao Tzu says; “He who knows does not speak, He who speaks does not know.”


Mountains do not move— They endure—cultivate inner peace, move forward by taking one day at a time. Now is the time to be still so that you can regain your balance and find peace. Beyond the chaos lie deeper truths. You must restore your inner balance and find peace of mind. Don’t let things upset you, there is nothing in the present situation that you can do. You have done all that you can. Stop struggling outwardly and inwardly. Stop obsessing. Then everything will appear in its proper perspective. You will instinctively know what to do. Model yourself after the MOUNTAIN (MEDITATE). BE ANCHORED FIRMLY TO THE HERE AND NOW.

Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective

ron winnegrad

Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.

3 replies

  1. Ron:
    I couldn’t agree more.

    Our very existence is defined by how we spend our time.

    Most of us divide time into three major parts: Past. Present. Future. And most of us get stuck in either the Past or the Future and spend precious little time in the Present. Since we cannot change the Past, it is better to learn from it. And since we cannot see into the Future, it is better not to worry over it. This does not mean we should discard our memories and, of course, it would be pure irresponsibility to never plan for different phases of our lives, but to be truly in the moment can be so rewarding.

    One moment during the day that I like to make the most of is my lunch hour. By that point in the day, I have been awake 6 or so hours and the juggling in my head has built up quite a bit between work, family and personal matters. I like to clear it all around midday with 30 minutes of meditation; reading and sitting quietly for a bit, reflecting. Afterwards, it is amazing how refreshed I feel about going through the rest of the day!

    Thanks for the reminder that we all need to seize moments that can anchor us 🙂


  2. Love this. 💜 When I was taking care of my dad I often said to myself, one day at a time for you have no control over this sutuation. It helped.


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