A Quick Daily Study: Stanza 7

Yesterday it felt like I couldn’t get enough sleep. It was like being almost completely drained but still have enough energy to function. I was so happy that I didn’t drink on New Year’s Eve because I don’t my body would appreciate it. I just remembered that I have the job interview this afternoon after work so I’ll come home change out of my work clothes and into something a little more office casual. All this means is that I’m going to trade in my converse for some flats and my gray tee for a sweater. I’ll do a little more research on the company and I’ll be all set. Not going to overthink this interview, doubt my capabilities, and be more me than someone I think they want to hire.

Chisholm Stanza 7:
The wary guest who comes to the feast
listens in silence, casts his eyes about
and pricks up his ears.
Thus the wise ward their ways.

Pocket Version:
A wary guest, who to refection comes,
keeps a cautious silence, with his ears
listens, and with his eyes observes; so
explores every prudent man.

This is much like Stanza 6. Be silent, observe your surroundings and guests, learn from what you see and hear. Believe me, your guests are doing the same. This is a part of learning about another person. Might as well be mindful.



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