Spirit shares I Ching Wisdom.
Hexagram 28 – Great Surpassing follows
That makes sense.
What makes sense?
When and if we are well nourished,
the better we are able to develop
our physical potentials.
What about our intellectual,
emotional, and spiritual potentials?
Those, too. If parents have the means
to care for their children
as most surely would if they could,
then each new generation would have
the opportunity to develop beyond
where they might otherwise have gone.
How far back does it go?
What does that mean?
We can only do for our children
and our community what we are
able to do, now.
What if we are unaware of what
we can do for others, or might have
done for ourselves?
We each are responsible for how
we live our lives and the choices
we make, here and now.
Yesterday has gone?
Yes, and tomorrow is not yet here.
So, where does great surpassing
Great surpassing can refer to
the quality of our attitude
in awareness of what was,
what may yet be, and what
opportunities are available
to us, now, and how we
respond to them.
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Spirit’s I Ching for today: 16 – Pleasure
Pleasure follows Respectful and leads to Following. We are attracted to like-minded people.
If we can live and work together with an attitude of mutual respect then the work itself becomes a pleasure.
That sounds like an ideal situation but many of us associate and work with people who seem determined not to develop an attitude of respect; mutual or otherwise.
Then why are we there?
Perhaps we feel trapped within conditions beyond our control and must choose a situation that is the lesser of two or more evils.
Then take control of the situation.
That’s easier said than done.
Biting Through follows Observing (Hexagram 20).
Spirit explains: To observe suggests an attitude
of detachment and duality when, in essence
oneness is all that exists.
Biting through expresses awareness and intention;
a determination to experience oneness, and to
release or bite through whatever seems to prevent
us from experiencing that reality.
Entrenched belief systems.
But, we must believe something.
We need guidelines; rules of order that make
sense; that we understand.
Today’s I Ching – 33 – Withdrawal
Heaven above, Mountain below.
Withdrawal follows Constancy in the order of the Hexagrams.
Constancy, in this instance, expresses a more or less static way of life. This condition is contrary to Nature, where everything changes. Nothing endures. We must either develop or decline.
Endurance suggests dissatisfaction with whatever and must be resolved by either attack or withdrawal.
Attack what or who?
Perhaps a complacent attitude formed of habit.