Today: – ”Lead by example those who look to you for guidance.” – a reading from the I Ching

Lead by example those who look to you for guidance.  They will emulate what you do more than what you say.  Recognize the consequences of every action.

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

#7, line 2, #2
Deep Water beneath the Earth’s surface:  Untapped resources are available.
The Superior Person nourishes and instructs the people, building a loyal, disciplined following.  Good fortune.
No mistakes if you follow a course led by experience. You must gain support from others.  Find a way to make others want to see your objectives met as badly as you want it.
The general marches with his soldiers, sharing their fate, good or bad, facing the consequences of his own decisions.  For this he is loved and trusted by all.
Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.
Responsive devotion.  Receptive influence.  Sublime Success if you keep to your course.  This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.  If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.

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