Today: “Now is the time to use all of your creativity and resources to accomplish everything on your agenda.” – From the I Ching
Now is the time to use all of your creativity and resources to accomplish everything on your agenda. A time of recognition and acclaim will follow. Do not be swept away by the popular demands. Do not be distracted by the challenges and obstacles offered by your fans and critics. Let them serve to strengthen your resolve.
See yesterday’s reading
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#1, line 3, #6
With the strength of the dragon, the Superior Person steels himself for ceaseless activity. Productive Activity. Potent Influence. Sublime Success if you keep to your course.
The time for action has come. You now have the focus and the stamina necessary for accomplishing great tasks. The path before you is being cleared and reward lies ahead.
A sphere of influence opens up for the great man. His fame begins to spread. The masses flock to him. His inner power is adequate to the increased outer activity.1There are all sorts of things to be done, and when others are at rest in the evening, plans and anxieties press in upon him. But danger lurks here at the place of transition from lowliness to the heights. Many a great man has been ruined because the masses flocked to him and swept him into their course. Ambition has destroyed his integrity. However, true greatness is not impaired by temptations. He who remains in touch with the time that is dawning, and with its demands, is prudent enough to avoid all pitfalls, and remains blameless.
Conflict is a necessary part of life. Tension upon the strings of a violin can make majestic music. The critical mass of two hydrogen atoms trying to occupy the same space fuel the sun that nourishes our solar system. Most conflicts you face in life are the result of your Path converging with another’s.
Your Path is not his, and one Path is not necessarily more right than the other.