Today: Learn to be like water – from the I Ching

Learn to be like water.  Flow around, in and through every obstacle.  Be flexible even when it is painful.
The text reads (from Richard Wilhelm’s translation):
[Dealing with obstacles] we grow accustomed to it. Water sets the example for the right conduct under such circumstances. It flows on and on, and merely fills up all the places through which it flows; it does not shrink from any dangerous spot nor from any plunge, and nothing can make it lose its own essential nature. It remains true to itself under all conditions. Thus likewise, if one is sincere when confronted with difficulties, the heart can penetrate the meaning of the situation. And once we have gained inner mastery of a problem, it will come about naturally that the action we take will succeed. “


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