Monday, October 02, 2006
Something to work on
Hexagram 18 tells us we have something to work on. Do you think your work is done, if so, think again. Can you ride the clouds like the immortals? Then you have something to work on. There is not enough time in the day to do everything, even if you don't work, I don't care what these time management experts say. That is why it takes several lifetimes. And don't you dare say if we have several lifetimes, what is the rush? The rush is there is too much to be done. Maybe you like being reincarnated over and over again. And true, it is a beautiful world, with lots of wonderful things to do, but there is a better promise, and hexagram 18 line six says, he does not serve kings and princes, sets himself higher goals. The highest and most promising goal is to work on ourselves. Getting degrees is fine, it will help you get a great job, but it won't help you spiritually, not in the least, except that you do develop a certain amount of discipline by working toward that goal. But oh, how much better ways. There is so much to be said about this hexagram, but it cannot be said all at once here, so I will move on, sort of anyway. We will come back to this, and probably, again and again. Suffice it to say for now, in hexagram 4 it tells us that the inexperienced person must be taught the seriousness of life. There is a time for joking, it thrills the soul, gives us joy, and peace, and happiness, but there is a time to be serious too. This moment is one of those times. Meditate on the words I speak, they can, just possibly, give you peace. More on this later.