Today: ”The situation must be rectified without delay.  The last of the bad actors must be discredited and marginalized before things can turn completely for the better.” – a reading from the I Ching

The situation must be rectified without delay.  The last of the bad actors must be discredited and marginalized before things can turn completely for the better.  Doing so must be accomplished with an abundance of caution lest they make a comeback.

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

#28, line 1 #43

Several high-priority concerns demand immediate attention.
All are crucial.
None will be denied.
Yet some demand the denial of others.
Like two atoms seeking to occupy the same space, these irresistible forces and immovable objects threaten to ignite a cataclysm that could irreversibly alter your world.
This is no time for fatal heroics.
You are at Ground Point Zero.
Remove yourself from this situation without delay.
Find sanctuary.
Later you may deal with these concerns on your own terms, from a position of strength.
When a man wishes to undertake an enterprise in extraordinary times, he must be extraordinarily cautious, just as when setting a heavy thing down on the floor, one takes care to put rushes under it, so that nothing will break. This caution, though it may seem exaggerated, is not a mistake. Exceptional enterprises cannot succeed unless utmost caution is observed in their beginnings and in the laying of their foundations.
Your iron will must come to the forefront now.
It will take great personal determination to resolve the situation in question.
Your adversary would love to force you into an angry display.
That would legitimize his opposition to you.
Such a berserker rage would drag you down to his level.
You must resolutely take a public stand against what he represents, but refuse to engage him.
Without compromise, you show others the way to higher ground.

Meditation: TCH2012 960727 – Warrior’s Exercise

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