Wednesday, January 24, 2007
50 line 3 continued-
In the next part of line 3 it states, "One is impeded in his way of life." If our grasp of the I Ching is incorrect, it will affect us in some area of our life. It has been said, "we all wear rose colored glasses." In other words, we perceive life in a way that is natural to our mind set, and our mind set affects our reality, therefore, there are many realities. If we cannot correctly use or understand the I Ching, there is an impairment to our way of life. It has also been said, "we are all blind, just blind to different things." We all have a blind spot in our thinking. Our blind spot will keep us from a correct understanding of the I Ching. We all understand the I Ching in many different ways and on different levels, yet even in that context, we have misperceptions. Again, it has been said that we cannot see a thing until we are ready to see it. We will not accept something as true until we are ready to see it in our deeper mind. The way to overcome this is to daily and perseveringly persist in study and meditation. Then the real truth, or at least the truth on a deeper level will eventually become apparent. But as the commentary says, "But if he will only see to it that he is possessed of something spiritual, the time is bound to come, sooner or later, when the difficulties will be resolved and all will go well."