Today: “Step back from engaging your current obstacles. Allow a new way to emerge. ” – From the I Ching
Step back from engaging your current obstacles. Allow a new way to emerge. Enlist help. Then keep a low profile.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#39, line 4, # 62
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. Advance alone against insurmountable odds, or remain in place, gathering strength and allies. There is no profit to striving here. To be content with oneself is the greatest success imaginable. The enlightened person has nothing to prove to himself or others, and thus may always operate from a position of sincerity, with no pretense or posturing. His humility is guileless simplicity. His mourning is selfless compassion. His frugality is an unshakeable faith that he is but a conduit, letting what is needed flow through him to others, with no loss to himself.