Today: Retreat and wait for a more favorable time to advance – from the I Ching

yinyang02paperInferior people have seized control.  In this dark time, remain true to your principles.  Conditions will change.  Wait for a time when you able to reverse the flow and exert real influence again.
The text Reads:
The way of inferior people is in ascent; the way of superior people is on the decline. But the superior people do not allow themselves to be turned from their principles. If the possibility of exerting influence is closed to them, they nevertheless remain faithful to their principles and withdraw into seclusion.
Inferior people who have risen to power illegitimately do not feel equal to the responsibility they have taken upon themselves. In their hearts they begin to be ashamed, although at first they do not show it outwardly. This marks a turn for the better.
Conditions are such that the hostile forces favored by the time are advancing. In this case retreat is the right course, and it is through retreat that success is achieved.

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