Today: Speak softly and firmly with conviction and confidence – from the I Ching

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The penetrating wind.  Darkness, in itself rigid and immovable, is dissolved by the penetrating light, to which it subordinates itself in gentleness. In nature, it is the wind that disperses the gathered clouds.

In this case the darkness is attributed largely to apathy surrounding the damage done through deception.  Gentle persuasion is the key. Wordless influence by example is also effective.

The text reads:
The beginning has not been good, but the moment has been reached when a new direction can be taken. Change and improvement are called for. Such steps must be undertaken with steadfastness, that is, with a firm and correct attitude of mind; then they will succeed, and remorse will disappear. But it must be remembered that such improvements require careful consideration. Before a change is made, it must be pondered over again and again. After the change is made, it is necessary to note carefully for some time after how the improvements bear the test of actuality. Such careful work is accompanied by good fortune.

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