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Rewards Relate To The Past

A Spirit Teacher shares His understanding of
I Ching 22 – Adornment.

Mountain is above and Fire is below.

Adornment develops out of Biting Through (21)
and will transform itself, or be transformed
into Stripping Away (23).

Adornment expresses excess that will reach
a limit and then be reduced, one way or another.

No situation in life begins or ends on its own.
Each is interconnected with what came before
and with whatever will follow or develop
out of what now is, or seems to be.

Biting Through suggests successful struggle.
Perhaps adornment was or is a reward?

Yes.

Then, how and why would a well-earned
(if it was) reward be reduced?

Everything is relevant to everything else.
We may reward ourselves for past battles
fought and won, but, the future
is not the past, and past success
does not guarantee future success.

Then struggle is forever?

Challenge is forever.

What is the difference?

How we perceive the situation.

Please explain.

To struggle is to seek to control
outcome, whereas a challenge is
seen as an opportunity to test
our own ability to meet whatever
difficulty we face, regardless
of the possibility of failure.

To do our best; win, lose, or draw?

Yes.

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There are no Future Lives

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless
wisdom expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 56 – Travel.
Fire is over Mountain. Fire is Yin and Mountain is Yang.
Fire will move when it can but Mountain is usually stable.

Travel builds on Abundance (55) and prepares a foundation
for Wind (57), in keeping with the endless progression of
life experiences of cause followed by effect, followed by
cause …

Abundance risks developing into stagnation or restlessness.
What does one do with one’s life after one has achieved
enough and has accumulated enough of society’s rewards to
almost satisfy one’s soul, and yet feel that something is
missing.

Perhaps it’s time to dare to open our eyes and to dare to
allow ourselves to accept that material wealth and even
physical health can become as a trap that limits our growth
and our incentive to move beyond the confines of conventional
limits of awareness

We seem to intuitively know that if we will allow ourselves
to see, there are worlds beyond worlds waiting for us to
discover them.

Wow! Are we talking about possible future lives?

There are no future lives. There is, was, and always will
be only one life to live and to liveor.

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