Today: “With righteous precedent on your side, and with small successes you will reach your goals.” – From the I Ching

With righteous precedent on your side, and with small successes you will reach your goals.  Have no doubts.  You have already won.  Just step through the gate.
The important thing then will be to endure with resiliency, not rigidity.  You can maintain your success by remaining true to the course, the qualities, the values,  that brought you here.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#46, line 4, #32

Beneath the Soil, the Seedling pushes upward toward the light:
To preserve his integrity, the Superior Person contents himself with small gains that eventually lead to great accomplishment.  Supreme Success.
Have no doubts.
The pushing upward of the good elements encounters no obstruction and is therefore accompanied by great success. The pushing upward is made possible not by violence but by modesty and adaptability. Since the individual is borne along by the propitiousness of the time, he advances. He must go to see authoritative people. He need not be afraid to do this, because success is assured.  This indicates a stage in which pushing upward attains its goal. One acquires fame in the sight of gods and men, is received into the circle of those who foster the spiritual life of the nation, and thereby attains a significance that endures beyond time.
The Superior Person possesses a resiliency and durability that lets him remain firmly and faithfully on course.  Endurance is the key to success in this situation.  However, durability is not synonymous with stone-like rigidity.  True resilience requires a flexibility that allows adaptation to any adverse condition, while still remaining true to the core. 


Tao Te Ching – Verse 31

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