Spirit shares His understanding of the wisdom contained within Hexagram 11 – Tranquility.
“Earth is over Heaven Solid yin over solid yang. Every line has a complement, but lines two and five are in reverse situations. Yin is on a yang line and yang is on a yin line. Tranquility follows Treading (10) in the order of the hexagrams, and leads to Obstruction (12).
There is order in our lives, individual and collective. Treading expresses walking our individual path through life, our way; our chosen way. No other can do it for us. No other can live our life but us.”
“Where does Tranquility come in?”
“Tranquility is a state of mind.”
“How can we move forward, or even backward, in a state of tranquility? We would surely be vulnerable to control by someone or something less tranquil.”
“What does that mean?”
“What do you think it might mean?”
“That vulnerability is a risk that we necessarily must choose to take if we intend to achieve tranquility?”