Comments about the Vizier
Here you may find out what people have to say about me after reading my articles.
Galen Pearl of 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
As you said in a recent post, timing is everything. I was just thinking about problems this morning before I read your post! Really! Your post helps me put things in perspective.
Like other commenters, I am intrigued by your in depth study of the Tao and how we apply it in our lives. (Still laughing about the fish and chips story.) I am not experienced with the Yijing like you, but I have read the Tao Te Ching for years and I am familiar wtih its basic principles. I find your real life examples and applications of the Tao very helpful. They will certainly lead to a more balanced and happy life.
You have offered great advice here by showing what prevents us from moving mountains with our true heart and then, once the obstacles have been dealt with, how to use our true heart in powerful ways.
Sandra Pawula of Always Well Within
I very much appreciate your advice here. The first step is having the education that you present in this article to understand the importance of timing. Otherwise, we are just clueless and flub things up. I agree fully that awareness is a key factor in getting the timing right. I loved this example:
“But when the times favour you, what you do is like water flowing rapidly down a waterfall.”
This is a profound verse from Hong Yingming and your commentary is replete with wise counsel. I really appreciate the essence of what you’ve said, which is that life is essentially for practicing virtue. It is the suffering of life that can be the vehicle for liberation.
There are two points that especially stood out for me in this article. First, the idea that to rule is to serve. That’s probably a foreign concept to many. And second, that impermanence is a natural force of life so it is more reasonable to be modest than to get stuck in arrogance.
Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition
I’m stunned by how much you put into your articles! I’ve never delved into the topic of timing so deeply. I do give it though when it pertains to my life and well being, but perhaps not as much as you!
You make so many great points in this post I don’t know where to begin! It’s so easy to be calm and remain centered when nothing goes wrong in our lives. We are tested when things don’t go our way. The more experience we have in handling problems the better we’re going to be at getting through the tough times in life. Better to have a bit of practice under your belt from early on than to have lived life in an ivory tower!
Evelyn Lim of Abundance Tapestry
I like what you said that good fortune is a result of wise choices, actions and effort. I have made many mistakes and taken unwise actions in the past. Now that I am more conscious, I hope to take wiser actions.
Good fortune is possible for anyone. Everyone is equally worthy and deserving. It is up to us to maintain and prolong it. We minimize negative surprise by being prepared.
Great post! Thanks for sharing!
Amazing post! One that speaks of your wisdom. I like the idea of moving mountains with sincerity. Definitely not by force or expectations but through a sincere heart.
I enjoyed what you said: “Suffice to say, the bigger the change involved, the greater the need to show your true heart to move opposition.” This sentence struck me very much. I believe it to be true and something to bear in mind. It can help us break through the walls and barriers of opponents, competitors and enemies to win them over to our side. Only when we engage our heart can we demonstrate consistency, passion and integrity.
Thanks for sharing!
Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living
The most brilliantly written piece on timing, my Vizier. I am stunned and impressed with your in-depth understanding of topics that are every day common ordinary things and how you articulate them so well.
Sibyl Chavis of the Possibility of Today
Irving: Great, great, great wisdom. You are so right that we don’t do things in a vacuum. I think it is such great advice that if you don’t focus on looking at the bigger picture, it is very possible that you will miss some valuable insights and message. I loved those questions and will definitely take this advice to heart.
Christopher Foster of the Happy Seeker
Every time I read one of your posts I am so touched with the generosity of spirit that they reveal. You don’t stint with your offering, you give it everything you’ve got. And, of course, you take such care with your offerings. Well done. Well done.
Patti Foy of Lightspirited Being
As I consider what to write here, I realize that discussion of the big picture is a big subject. But then, you often tackle ideas that have breadth and depth to them so I’m not surprised.
Riley Harrison of Getting Unstuck
A beautiful blog that will bring comfort to many. Thank you so much.
Bryan Thompson of Elevation Life
Hi Irving! This is a fantastic study into successful relationships and I think you’ve managed to throw wisdom in there that is normally reserved to professionals twice your age.
Stuart Mills of Limitless Believing
It felt great to return to your site, I’ve come to view this blog as a place of tranquility and calm these days.
Jimmy Tong of My Life Architects
The 31 guidelines you have for living shows your enlightened and humble soul. In them there is wisdom, virtue, giving, purpose and values. As you navigate the seas of your life, I am sure these will bring you stability and the sureness that your life is on purpose.
The description of your experiences with timing has helped me. Often I am in the dark, and I did not realize the source of the darkness. I don’t have a specific life goal, this makes it difficult to find out how best to use my time. This is changing, due to our discussions.