Today: ”Exchange energy, ideas, insights with others, encouraging them.” – a reading from the I Ching
Exchange energy, ideas, insights with others, encouraging them. Do not follow superficial currents in your social environment. Really get to know each other.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#58, line 6, #61
This is the sign of true companionship. The principals in this situation exchange energy, ideas and feelings, constantly invigorating and encouraging each other to new heights of Spiritual achievement and Self-discovery. This exchange is not for the glory of the Team, but for furthering the process of each individual’s ‘Te’, or pure potentiality. If a man is unstable within, the pleasures of the world that he does not shun have so powerful an influence that he is swept along by them. Here it is no longer a question of danger, of good fortune or misfortune. He has given up direction of his own life, and what becomes of him depends upon chance and external influences. The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward. By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others. In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart. He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.