A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 4- Immaturity.
Mountain is over Water. Both express Yang energy; Mountain
with firmness; Water with restless seeking.
Immaturity develops out of Difficulty (3) and develops into
A seed contains the essence of restless life, and protects
that essence by restricting its development until it is
mature enough to safely emerge from within its shell.
Parents and teachers also serve that purpose for children.
Immaturity in thought is expressed with feelings of
Uncertainty. To be uncertain as to how to proceed in any
particular situation expresses developing maturity. To be
aware that we don’t know absolutely requires intelligence,
for we can never know, absolutely. Uncertainty enjoys a
valued place in Universal Law.
Then, why do I seem to need to develop maturity?
Maturity of what?
I seem to need to understand my life, in particular, and
all life in general, and to know why it is as it seems to be.
How does it all seem to be?
How can I know?
What does that mean?
It means that immaturity is a necessary and never-ending
reality of life, and is a blessing to us all in that it
provides for and expects future development, and there will
always be future development.
Then, immaturity gets bad press?