Ren21 Xuan Ji – The jade within the pearl
Location: midline, between Ren20 and Ren22.
Jade has a honest quality in that it reveals its faults and its beauty. Pearls come from sand that over years and years grows into the pearl. This point enables us to see the beauty within – our precious inner gem – that is an expression of the virtue of our true heart.
Imagine: Allow yourself to see the beauty in your core. Seeing it as it is, like the precious stone jade, which despite its apparent imperfections is inherently beautiful. If anything the beauty is enhanced by the imperfections. The key element of its beauty comes out in its honesty. Recognise that if you apply this same lesson to your life, the life you create is most beautiful when you act truly, expressing this core with integrity and humility. Do not be afraid to be honest. Do not be afraid to fully express your core. When you are most authentic you are most beautiful. It is others authenticity not their mask that most attracts us to them. So too is our authenticity ultimately most attractive to ourselves and others.