Today: Look to the wisdom of the ages – from the I Ching

Look beyond your personal inexperience to the wisdom  of the ages.  Seek advice, then follow it.  Do not engage in ineffective fantasies.  Do not fail to act nor rush to judgement lest you fail to grasp the the situation completely.  Chaos will yield to a new order.  Enduring perseverance will see you through the transition unscathed.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
“A teacher’s answer to the question of a pupil ought to be clear and definite like that expected from an oracle; thereupon it ought to be accepted as a key for resolution of doubts and a basis for decision.
For youthful folly it is the most hopeless thing to entangle itself in empty imaginings. The more obstinately it clings to such unreal fantasies, the more certainly will humiliation overtake it.
Often the teacher, when confronted with such entangled folly, has no other course but to leave the fool to himself for a time, not sparing him the humiliation that results. This is frequently the only means of rescue.
The conditions are difficult. The task is great and full of responsibility. It is nothing less than that of leading the world out of confusion back to order. But it is a task that promises success, because there is a goal that can unite the forces now tending in different directions.  

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