Kingly Audience
Marquis Wen-kung of China recovering his state, Li T'ang c. 1120-40 Detail from a handscroll, ink and colors on silk
Giving audience to others from a kingly stance. One of the greatest services you can do for others is to give them a fair hearing from a calm, clear, compassionate place, meeting them neither more nor less than half way. The ability to do this interpersonally rests on your capacity to do this intra-psychically. Empower a stable, central witness personality that gives kingly audience to the various sub-personalities and voices within. Do not allow yourself to be persuaded by inner or outer voices to do anything that compromises your inner dignity, and do not compromise the dignity of others. If inner or outer personalities approach with undignified, unworthy intentions, then lovingly withdraw your energy from them while they are in the state of eclipse.