Understanding Inspires Us
A Spirit teacher shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 21 – Biting Through.
Fire is over Thunder. Fire represents a type of flexible yin energy.
Thunder is forceful yang.
Biting Through emerges from Observing (20) and prepares
the foundation for Adornment (22).
Wow! Each of those three situations or conditions seem
totally unrelated to either of the other two. How can there be
any sense of progression?
Then, how are they each connected to the others?
When we observe whatever, we focus our attention and
that in itself is a necessary step in learning anything.
But, as important as it is, it is never enough. We must
then attempt to understand what it is that we observe,
and why it has attracted our attention. This requires
a mental form of biting through.
Where does adornment fit into this interpretation?
It is more than an interpretation. It is as it is.
Then please explain where or how adornment fits.
We adorn ourselves with what appeals to us and
the sense of satisfaction that comes from
understanding is appealing.
Unless we understand something that suggests danger.
Then our understanding of impending danger inspires us.
To respond to the danger?