Spirit shares I Ching wisdom
Hexagram 7 – The Army
The Army follows Contention and is followed by Closeness.
When enough people are discontented about whatever
social conditions exist, then they develop closeness
with each other and protest, hoping to pressure the
authorities to listen to their concerns.
When this happens, and it does, then authorities
may feel threatened; perhaps not personally, but
their vested interests in power and wealth may
seem to be at risk.
To appease the protesting masses or to suppress them?
This is a traditional either-or simplistic solution
that never really works to solve the problems that
caused the discontent.
A third option is needed?
A willingness by both sides to compromise and try
to understand the causes of the situation that
developed into general discontent, and to develop
ways and means to develop harmony.
This sounds more like group therapy than a personal
There is no difference.
So, then, what does it say to me, today?
Are you at peace with everyone in your life?
Only on the surface.
What does “yes” mean?
It means, in this instance, that I agree you are
in serious need of …