Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
51 – Thunder
Two masses of cool air move swiftly toward each other,
after lightning flashes through the sky. Neither mass
of air intends harm to the other. Each is simply
serving a Law of Nature. Gaps must be filled.
Equilibrium must be restored.
How does that observation …
It is more than an observation. It is a Law of Nature.
Then, how does this law apply to following a path or
seeking a path to enlightenment?
The path also seeks the seeker. They come together.
This is a Law of Life.
Spirit’s I Ching Wisdom
6 – Contention
Contention requires differences of opinion.
Since everyone experiences Life from a unique perspective, differences in what and how anyone views whatever situation must necessarily be different or at least seem to be so.
That would explain …
It does explain …
But, explanation alone does not resolve the problem of different perspectives.
There is no essential problem with differences of perspective. It is as it is.
Then how to explain and resolve contention?
Contention is refusal to accept, or denial of the reality that any particular perspective can ever only be one of countless possible perspectives.
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom
14 – Great Possession
Great Possession develops out of Community and leads to Humility, if we accept the blessing that associating with others is, when we are fortunate and wise enough to develop close ties with people who share our way of life.
What is our way? Is it a shared world view? Or a specific goal? Or what? And, how can we ever know who is really with us, and why?
So many questions.
They seemed to appear in my mind, one after another, in a continuous stream.
Then, how can they be answered separately?
Perhaps their answers would all be as one.
As companions and community?
Then enjoy and be thankful to Life for whatever blessings come, while they last, and accept that whatever comes may go, for whatever reason.
Spirit’s I Ching Way
50 – The Cauldron
Fire over Wind. Yin and Yin interacting. Each is receptive to the other, at least in this situation.
The energies of fire and wind, in their extreme forms, can create destruction on their own. Together, they could bring disaster. Mental energies are no different than those of nature, in this respect.
But, a gentle fire and a controlled movement of air can create welcomed warmth, boil water, or heat food.
A cauldron was a large kettle hung over a fire before it was replaced with modern appliances and more controllable sources of heat.
However, the timeless realities exist even in a so-called modern world. The transfer of energy still requires movement and interaction between cause and effect.
What are you saying to me?
Who is what?
Perhaps there is a two-way interaction.
Wind over Water
Dispersal develops out of Pleasing and dissolves with Discipline.
Dispersal results in both disconnecting from the past and connecting to the future, without necessarily understanding either, or the destiny that moves within us, as the wind moves around us.
How can there be any stability and a feeling of being here and now in such a view of reality?
It isn’t a view of reality. It is as it is.
But, I need to hold on to my past while reaching for my future.
My as in individual?
Yes, and even if it proves to be an illusion, I need it, now.