Today: Do everything that you can to assemble your resources and assistants for your important work – I Ching

Do everything that you can to assemble your resources and assistants for your important work.  Taking action and not wavering will meet with certain success.  Be patient and dedicated to the execution of your intentions and see them through.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching

The pushing upward of the good elements encounters no obstruction and is therefore accompanied by great success. The pushing upward is made possible not by violence but by modesty and adaptability. Since the individual is borne along by the propitiousness of the time, he advances. He must go to see authoritative people. He need not be afraid to do this, because success is assured. But he must set to work, for activity brings good fortune.
All obstructions that generally block progress fall away here. Things proceed with remarkable ease. Unhesitatingly one follows this road, in order to profit by one’s success. Seen from without, everything seems to be in the best of order. However, no promise of good fortune is added. It is a question how long such unobstructed success can last. But it is wise not to yield to such misgivings, because they only inhibit one’s power. Instead, the point is to profit by the propitiousness of time.
Since there is something to be accomplished, we need friends and helpers in the hour of toil and effort, once the ideas to be realised are firmly set.  If in that situation one does not mobilize all one’s powers, the work to be accomplished will not be done. Hence to find friends there means to find guidance. But in addition to the time of toil and effort, there is also a time of planning, and for this we need this solitude.   In this sacred hour he must do without companions, so that the purity of the moment may not be spoiled by factional hates and favouritism.


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