Today: “Gather your closest allies together and meet the threat together as a unit” – from the I Ching
Meeting with threats and other obstacles you should gather your closest allies together and meet the threat together as a unit.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#39, line 3. #8
When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.
Offer your opponent nothing to resist. Let a sage guide you in this. Good fortune lies along this course.
This line shows the man who must act as father of a family or as head of his kin. If he were to plunge recklessly into danger, it would be a useless act, because those entrusted to his care cannot get along by themselves. But if he withdraws and turns back to his own, they welcome him with great joy.
The Superior Person recognizes the situation calls for joining together.
Thus he cultivates friendly relations with all.
This is a time of connection with another or others — not just an alliance, but a melding of parts into a new whole.