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.
Dispersal follows Pleasing.
We cannot always choose where to be born, where to live, or
Where to die. There are forces beyond our personal control
That influence our lives.
We can call these forces by many names; Fate, Destiny, Karma,
Chance, Chaos, the Hand of God, whatever, and we may not be
Pleased by the power they have over us.
Dispersal suggests a disorganized scattering, as seeds by
Wind. We may not have chosen to be where we are, now,
In our life’s journey, but we are responsible for how we live,
Wherever we are.
Is there any good news?
Yes. We choose how we live the life we have, here and now.
Today’s I Ching – 60 – Discipline
Water above, Lake below.
Discipline follows Dispersal in the order of the Hexagrams.
Spirit explains: Dispersal suggests a scattering, an absence of discipline, self
or otherwise, a lack of focus or organization, and
can refer to animals, people, or ideas.
To gather anything together, He stresses,
requires discipline, preferably, self-discipline,
I do not ask Him what this says to me.
I don’t want to know.