Today’s I Ching – 39 – Halting
Water above, Mountain below.
Halting follows Disharmony.
Disharmony slows progress but halting, for us, is
Not an acceptable option. We see it as a trap, a lure,
An excuse to give up, and, giving up is not Our Way.
We will never give up.
We are moving onward and upward, from the
Foundations of the past toward an as yet unknown
Future. However, the future is not completely
A certain five-year-old child seems to know, or
Believe, that he will not be five forever. He seems
To understand that he will be six on his next
Birthday, and then, one year at a time he will grow
To be a man.
The Laws of Nature provide us with structure. Life
Experience teaches us understanding. We are
Each individuals developing from a more-or-less
Shared past and moving, growing into a more-or less
Destiny gently but firmly requires us to move from
The past and into the future. Free will pampers us
By accepting that we will each grow at our own
Pace and in our own way. But, grow we will.
Growth is not an option.