Today:”The pressures of adversity are being released. Deliverance is at hand.” – From the I Ching
The pressures of adversity are being released. Deliverance is at hand. Now that it is done, look forward, not backward. Continue with determination and perseverance.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#40, line 1, #19
This refers to a time in which tensions and complications begin to be eased. At such times we ought to make our way back to ordinary conditions as soon as possible; this is the meaning of “the south-west.” These periods of sudden change have great importance. Just as rain relieves atmospheric tension, making all the buds burst open, so a time of deliverance from burdensome pressure has a liberating and stimulating effect on life. In keeping with the situation, few words are needed. The hindrance is past, deliverance has come. One recuperates in peace and keeps still. This is the right thing to do in times when difficulties have been overcome. The hexagram as a whole points to a time of joyous, hopeful progress. The Superior Person is inexhaustible in his willingness to teach, and without limit in his tolerance and support of others. Spring is approaching. Joy and forbearance bring high and low nearer together. Success is certain. But we must work with determination and perseverance to make full use of the propitiousness of the time.