Today: ”With danger all around, don’t move. You will have to allow a new path to emerge. ” – a reading from the I Ching
With danger all around, don’t move. You will have to allow a new path to emerge. Use the example of water. Be flexible. Do not cling to habit or preferences.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#29, line 3, #39
You are facing a crucial trial along your Journey. The danger of this challenge is very real. It is a test of your mettle. If you can maintain your integrity and stay true to your convictions, you will overcome. That’s not as easy as it seems when you are faced with the sacrifice of other things you’ve come to depend upon or hold dear.
Here every step, forward or backward, leads into danger. Escape is out of the question. Therefore we must not be misled into action, as a result of which we should only bog down deeper in the danger; disagreeable as it may be to remain in such a situation, we must wait till a way out shows itself.
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.