A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching hexagram 41 – Reduction.
Reduction emerges from Solution (40) and develops into
Mountain is above Lake. Mountain is Yang and Lake is Yin.
Mountains have height while lakes have depth, and yet
we measure deep and high from our own unique perspectives.
One mile or kilometer up or down is still the same distance.
It can make all the difference if you applied the same
measure to progress along the way; any way.
Our life as a way?
Yes, a chosen, more or less, way to live. And as mountains
and lakes, the ground beneath is rarely even. It dips and
climbs in irregular intervals and to irregular degrees.
But, in a boat on top of the lake?
I think you know from personal experience how an ocean
surface can become dangerously unpredictable.
Yes, terrifying so.
So it is with mountains. There is always a risk of uncertainty.
Landslides, mudslides, rock slides, and avalanches, to name
a few possible dangers that may present themselves with little
or no warning.
You’re going to relate all of this talk to Reduction. How?
Knowing possible risks and still choosing to follow a path,
any path through life, is only foolish if you do not first
prepare for whatever you might have to face along the way.
How can I know?
How to possibly prepare for what hasn’t yet happened?
Awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses, based on …
study and experience?
Yes, and that awareness will reduce the potential danger
along the Way of Life..