Today: – ”Do not attempt to sort out everything all at once. The subtlest complexities lie beyond your grasp. Something will always be left out. Focus first on details that you can understand and relate with. Then, include more. Proceed stepwise.” – a reading from the I Ching
Do not attempt to sort out everything all at once. The subtlest complexities lie beyond your grasp. Something will always be left out. Focus first on details that you can understand and relate with. Then, include more. Proceed stepwise.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's, Thomas Cleary's, Brian Arnold's and other translations of the I Ching
25 – Twenty-Five Wu Wang / Remaining Blameless
Thunder rolls beneath Heaven, as is its nature and place: Sage rulers aligned themselves with the changing seasons, nurturing and guiding their subjects to do the same.
Exceptional Progress if you are mindful to keep out of the way of the natural Flow. It would be a fatal error to try to alter its course. This is a time of Being, not Doing.
This is thoroughly a matter of the heart. If everything you attempt, no matter how carefully planned, ends in disarray, then examine your motives. They are the cause of your predicament. It isn’t that your motives aren’t pure — even the best intentions will fail under these circumstances. What stymies you in this situation is that you have a motive at all. Free yourself of all expectations, release any tenuous grip you may have, and roll with it. This is totally out of your control. There are higher powers and more elements affecting the outcome of this situation than you can imagine. Get out of their way.
Nine at the top means: Innocent action brings misfortune. Nothing furthers.
Any action, however innocent, will bring misfortune. Stand fast.
When, in a given situation, the time is not ripe for further progress, the best thing to do is to wait quietly, without ulterior designs. If one acts thoughtlessly and tries to push ahead in opposition to fate, success will not be achieved.
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.