We have not been here before. It is all new to us. Having no prior experience it’s not easy to read the situation. Watch, listen, study, contemplate, then step lightly but decisively on. Keep in touch with your inner being. Cultivate relationships with those who want to help.
Make use of the great inner treasures — compassion, economy, and modesty. Allow the benevolent will of Heaven to flow through you and outwardly to curb evil and to further good.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
You are a stranger to this situation. It is your attraction to the exotic that has led you here, but you will move on to a new vista when this one has lost its mystique. Because much of this environment is foreign to you, you must exercise only the best judgement. You don’t know the custom here, and it’s too easy to cross a line you don’t know is there. Because you are the foreigner in this setting, you have no history to acquit you. Watch, listen, study, contemplate, then step lightly but decisively on.
The wanderer here described is modest and reserved. He does not lose touch with his inner being, hence he finds a resting place. In the outside world he does not lose the liking of other people, hence all persons further him, so that he can acquire property. Moreover, he wins the allegiance of a faithful and trustworthy servant – a thing of inestimable value to a wanderer.
The Fire of clarity illuminates the Heavens to those below: The Superior Person possesses great inner treasures — compassion, economy, and modesty.
These treasures allow the benevolent will of Heaven to flow through him outward to curb evil and to further good.