Thursday, February 7th, 2008 3:17am PST
Your Present Hexagram
Be on guard for careless or rebellious attitudes characteristic of youthful inexperience. Just as a youth requires instruction, this is a good time to focus on learning your lessons from a patient teacher or life experience. Is there a circumstance in your life, which you have failed to comprehend completely, perhaps because you have failed to appreciate its inherent complexities? Be respectful of anything or anyone who has something to teach you right now.
In order to be ready for challenging times, let education be a continuing part of your life. Be continually developing the strong mind and will necessary to carry one through confusing times. The wise realize that experience, especially difficult experience, is a powerful teacher. But we cannot be forced to learn, even from experience. Be a good student, one who delights in learning, one who nourishes his or her expanding awareness.
Examine your attitude for factors which limit your openness. Observe how you deal with the mistakes of others. You must let people live their own lives and learn their own lessons. Offer others your wisdom or advice, but only if they are receptive. Otherwise, give up trying to convince them that you are right - that is only exhausting and counter-productive. If people are not receptive, let them proceed - even into difficulty or dangerous circumstances. It is the only way they can learn - and without learning, no one can achieve success. This does not mean that you should not care -- just that taking care of someone too much can be harmful. Live and let learn.
Your Changing Lines
The Changing Lines are the part of an I-Ching reading that give the most powerful advice about a situation or issue, because they represent the factors that are causing things to change right now.
You have two Changing Lines. Either one or the other or some combination of both of them will be relevant.
The first changing line is line 1
Education begins with discipline. All progress requires some degree of order. It is the nature of youth to stumble into error through carelessness and playfulness; similar problems can plague adults as well. But while discipline is essential to achieve success, boring routines which choke off creativity should be avoided.
The second changing line is line 5
A fresh innocence brings good fortune. A lack of preconceptions, combined with a respect for life's teachers, will bring success to many endeavors. When you maintain a childlike openness of mind, you become a magnet for fresh insights and gain special glimpses into the real nature of things.
Your Future Hexagram
Truth involves establishing an aware relationship between your inner core and the circumstances in your life. Centering in truth involves the ability to perceive a fundamental wisdom, reflected within yourself - and also in others.
Truth is transformed into power when you disperse all prejudice and make yourself receptive to the world as it really is. This power can be a remarkable force indeed - yet is rarer than generally imagined. It can be maintained only by cultivating a genuine openness to things as they are - a willingness to see, rather than merely look.
Whenever your inner life is clouded, your influence in the world is under a shadow. If you are fearful, you will be attacked; if you cloak genuine mysteries in dogma, opportunities for new insight will be lost. If you vacillate in upholding your principles, you will be tested. Yet, when you are firm and strong, the power of truth can break through even the most stubborn minds.
In any debate, the power to perceive the truth in the other side's argument is essential to achieving success. It is possible to influence even the most difficult people, or improve the most difficult circumstance, through the power of universal truth - for truth is something to which all things naturally respond. Get in touch with that part of yourself that is aware of this universal force of truth. Cultivate this inner resource, and you will become adept at using it to bind others to a common purpose.
funny that my i-ching reading for today, the chinese new year day, is about things i am so preoccupied with these past 7 days: education, teachers, and prejudice. swak siya ati.
all i could say is that people here in UP need to WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CENTENNIAL! good luck sa atin sa next 100 years...
yun lang. bow. galit pa ako e. saka na chika.