For 2019: – ”Wait for the fruit to ripen. ” – a reading from the I Ching

Wait for the fruit to ripen.  With key friendships and mutual support between weak and strong, offering devotion and trustworthiness, respectively, you build wealth that will come to fruition.  Everyone wins.

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

#9, line 5, #26
No matter what you do, the fruit of your labors never seems to ripen.
Your reward remains just out of reach.  Men have gone mad from such anticipation.  Don’t lose your balance lunging for the brass ring.
While the Fates continue to restrain you, go them one better and display a self-generated restraint and grace.  Look for the humor in the situation.
Loyalty leads to firm ties because it means that each partner complements the other.  In the weaker person loyalty consists in devotion, in the stronger it consists in trustworthiness. This relation of mutual reinforcement leads to a true wealth that is all the more apparent because it is not selfishly hoarded but is shared with friends. Pleasure shared is pleasure doubled.

There are important precedents in this situation.
Others have trodden this Path before you, overcoming the same obstacles facing you now, and making crucial decisions at the same crossroads.
Study their journals, watch for their trail markings.
Gain inspiration and wisdom from the heroes and learn from the mistakes of those who chose a sidepath.
All were Seekers, explorers whose daring mapped a course you can follow.
The words and deeds of the finest can imbue you with the courage necessary to face what lies before you.

Meditation: KWTC 19970630 – For Faculty of Self Engagement

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