Today: ”If nothing comes to fruition, just wait…try to see things from a new perspective. ” – a reading from the I Ching

If nothing comes to fruition, just wait.  Seeing how others are stymied can help you to see a way through.  Try to see things from a new perspective.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#9, line 2, #39
No matter what you do, the fruit of your labors never seems to ripen.
Your reward remains just out of reach.  Men have gone mad from such anticipation.  Don’t lose your balance lunging for the brass ring.
While the Fates continue to restrain you, go them one better and display a self-generated restraint and grace.  Look for the humor in the situation.
One would like to press forward, but before going farther one sees from the example of others like oneself that this way is blocked. In such a case, if the effort to push forward is not in harmony with the time, a reasonable and resolute man will not expose himself to a personal rebuff, but will retreat with others of like mind. This brings good fortune, because he does not needlessly jeopardise himself.
The Obstacle lies in obstinance.  An insistence on only one way of proceeding has brought things to an impasse.  You may either continue banging your head with irresistible force against this immovable object, or you might step back and survey this situation from a fresh perspective.

Meditation: Release obstacles in your path

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