Today: In danger, be like water – from the I Ching

A situation similar to yesterday’s.  In a time of danger, be like water.  Do not try to extricate yourself from the situation.  Rather, be adaptable.
Do not, under any circumstances, normalize evil.  It should not be accepted in any form.  Do not negotiate with evil.  It must be thoroughly discredited.
While evil has reared its ugly head and threatens with real danger, it has not yet taken hold of real power in order to exert its dominance and do permanent damage.  If people at large should begin to accept it as normal, then we are lost.  It must be stopped before that happens.
Fortunately, the situation is shifting toward a time where we can send evil into retreat.  It has not yet advanced too far.  We must take heed of this change in good time. If we meet evil before it becomes reality- before it has even begun to stir-we can master it.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
Water reaches its goal by flowing continually. It fills up every depression before it flows on. The superior man follows its example; he is concerned that goodness should be an established attribute of character rather than an accidental and isolated occurrence. So likewise in teaching others everything depends on consistency, for it is only through repetition that the pupil makes the material his own.
By growing used to what is dangerous, a man can easily allow it to become part of him. He is familiar with it and grows used to evil. With this he has lost the right way, and misfortune is the natural result.
If we meet evil before it becomes reality- before it has even begun to stir-we can master it … the sage is inexhaustible in his readiness to teach mankind, and just as the earth is boundlessly wide, sustaining and caring for all creatures on it, so the sage sustains and cares for all people and excludes no part of humanity.

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