Today: “Others will benefit from your experience.  Don’t check out.  Engage.  ” – from the I Ching

Obstacles placed in the way of progress and good fortune serve to force one to reconsider any position that he has taken and rethink how to relate with the problem.  This leads to novel and creative solutions.
Even if you have mastered relating with the world, others would benefit from your experience.  Don’t check out.  Engage.
This will ensure gradual, if slow, progress as others begin to see what you see.

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

#39, Line 6, #53

When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.  Offer your opponent nothing to resist.  Let a sage guide you in this.  Good fortune lies along this course.
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 will meet with disastrous difficulties.  What you seek is right at hand.  Ask guidance from someone you respect.
This refers to a man who has already left the world and its tumult behind him. When the time of obstructions arrives, it might seem that the simplest thing for him to do would be to turn his back upon the world and take refuge in the beyond. But this road is barred to him. He must not seek his own salvation and abandon the world to its adversity. Duty calls him back once more into the turmoil of life. Precisely because of his experience and inner freedom, he is able to create something both great and complete that brings good fortune. And it is favorable to see the great man in alliance with whom one can achieve the work of rescue.   
The gnarled Pine grows tenaciously off the Cliff face:  The Superior Person clings faithfully to dignity and integrity, thus elevating the Collective Spirit of Man in his own small way.  Development.  The maiden is given in marriage.  Good fortune if you stay on course.


Tao Te Ching – Verse 77

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