the correct solution to a difficult situation



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Arriving at the correct solution to a difficult situation requires a receptivity to inner truth. Unless we are willing to put aside the strong emotions of our egos and devote ourselves to discovering what is right, there can be no hope of progress at this time. Help only comes when we invite it with a sincere and innocent attitude.

The I Ching teaches a simple but effective method of influencing difficult people and arduous situations. It advises us first to lay aside our prejudices – our feelings of being wounded, angry, or in the right – and second to seek to understand the positions of others and the lesson that the Sage is teaching us with the situation. Even when another is truly out of line, it is only be accepting this and remaining balanced that you make it possible for positive change to occur. Gentleness and understanding create in others an unconscious willingness to be led.

The superior person therefore avoids the use of anger and force in trying times, knowing that they only prolong conflict. It is far wiser to accept that each experience we have is necessary for us to learn something about ourselves and about the higher laws of life. The greatest openings come when we meet difficulty with acceptance, gentleness, and a desire to understand the lesson underneath.
 

from The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 61, Chung Fu / Inner Truth

 

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abandon and transcend


 

Cogitation,

making judgements,

following patterns, firing arrows,

engaging in endless ideation and emotional

behavior — all these are to be abandoned

and transcended on the

Way.

 

Be still.

Do not doing.

A clear and open

state of freedom

will appear.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 23

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In this integration,

a highly evolved individual joins the subtle

inner energies of yin and yang under the light of spiritual

understanding. Through the practices of the Integral Way he refines his

gross, heavy energy into something ethereal and light. This divine

light has the capability of penetrating into the mighty

ocean of spiritual energy and complete

wisdom that is 

the Tao.

 

from Hua hu Ching, Chapter 66

 

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