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’s I Ching 5 – Waiting
Waiting requires patience and firm resolve if one is choosing to wait for a more opportune moment before acting with intent.
To set sail at high tide is to let the water move away from port with you – to go with the flow, if it is going your way.
That sounds ideal, if timing allows us the privilege to wait. And, also, there are some who seem to wait until someone or something makes decisions for them.
That can never be the case.
Personal ethics always direct our traffic.
We are always personally responsible for the consequences of whatever we choose, and letting others choose for us is still choosing.
Is there no easy way out?
There is no way out.