Today: “Adversity is a good thing, as long as you do not give up.  Persistence will increase your wealth and well-being.” – from the I Ching

Adversity is a good thing, as long as you do not give up.  Persistence will increase your wealth and well-being.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 80 – If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content

Meditation: LA769-19930415 – Development of Self Control

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3 – Three  Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning

Thunder from the Deep:
The Superior Person carefully weaves order out of confusion.

Supreme Success if you keep to your course.
Carefully consider the first move.
Seek help.


New ventures always pack along their inherent chaos.
Though this is an annoyance at best, and can even imperil or downright doom an endeavor, it is also the friction needed to polish your project to jewel brilliance.
Learn from these early obstacles.

Six at the top means:

The horses break free.
If the need for aid goes unrecognized, tears and blood will flow.

Horse and wagon part.
Bloody tears flow.



The difficulties at the beginning are too great for some persons. They get stuck and never find their way out; they fold their hands and give up the struggle. Such resignation is the saddest of all things. Therefore Kongfu (Kongzi, Confucius) says of this line:
“Bloody tears flow: one should not persist in this.”

42 – Forty-Two  I / Expansion

Whirlwinds and Thunder:
When the Superior Person encounters saintly behavior, he adopts it; when he encounters a fault within, he transforms it.

Progress in every endeavor.
You may cross to the far shore.


Get ready to ride a tide of accelerated growth toward self-actualization.
A joyful awareness of the best within you, coupled with an acceptance of your Shadow, will provide a greater repertoire, a much bolder vision, and new depth and clarity that will compel you to expand your horizons.

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