Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching Wisdom.
Hexagram 30 – Fire (Clinging) follows Double Pitfall (29)
and is in turn followed by Sensing (31).
Double Pitfall seems to suggest being stuck or trapped
between a rock and a hard place.
A need to choose between two unpleasant options?
We could resist choosing either.
Postpone decision-making and hope for a third …?
Expanding our awareness of the situation.
Where does Fire fit in?
Into taking time to consider possible alternatives
that are not obviously available?
The fire of imagination.
Envisioning what a third option would look like?
What if there isn’t a third option?
There is always another way out of any problem.
That sounds absolute.
It is absolute.
Then, Sensing could suggest using one’s intuition?
For what purpose?
To guide our decision-making.
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
16 – Pleasure
“Do what you love and love what you do” has been used
as an advertisement to enroll in classes that will lead
to a successful career earning an income working at
something that brings you pleasure.
It also expresses the thought that we will do best
what we choose to do for self-satisfaction and not
for its dollar value, alone, or for social status.
That sounds great, but ..
You do not agree?
I do agree.
It isn’t always possible.
We must choose …
That’s what it’s all aobut.
What is all about choosing.
Life may be about choosing ..
Not may be. It is.
But, sometimes we choose, not for the most
pleasure, but for the least pain.
Is there a difference?
Perhaps not in the final choice, but ..
So, we sometimes sacrifice pleasure?
At least short-term.
For delayed or postponed satisfaction?
Why? You’re testing me. Yes.
Today’s I Ching – 6 – Contention
Heaven above, Water below.
Contention follows Waiting in the order of the Hexagrams.
For those with purpose, waiting is not an option.
When what we desire seems almost
Within our grasp, then we will
Confront and overcome, whatever
We must, and are able to,
To achieve our goal, and
With such intent, almost
All things are possible.
What is the message for you,
Chela, He asks me.
Fight the good fight
With all my might?