Today: “Do not fight difficulties in your path.  Do not give up your quest, rather give up your assumptions and your viewpoint.” – From the I Ching

Do not fight difficulties in your path.  Do not give up your quest, rather give up your assumptions and your viewpoint.  Find a new way to deal with them.

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

#3, Line 3, #39

Supreme Success if you keep to your course.  Carefully consider the first move.  Seek help.
New ventures always pack along their inherent chaos.  Though this is an annoyance at best, and can even imperil or downright doom an endeavor, it is also the friction needed to polish your project to jewel brilliance.  Learn from these early obstacles.
A hunter who pursues his prey without a guide will lose his way in the deeps of the forest.  The Superior Person knows his limitations and gives up the chase.  To advance brings regret.  
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.

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