There is a Place For Everyone in an Ideal Community
Spirit shares I Ching Wisdom.
Today’s I Ching situation is 10 – Treading.
Treading follows Small Development and
Leads to Tranquility.
Small Development refers to building
community with others.
This is not possible without each member
understanding and accepting certain rules
of relating to others within the community.
We share responsibilities and work
according to our individual nature and
abilities, and yet everyone requires
a sense of dignity and self respect,
knowing she or he is valued for whom
they are and for their contribution
to the harmony and productivity of
Treading is the outcome of resisting
the temptation to focus on doing
our own thing, but choosing to serve
our unique role within the community.
How could one relate to oneself in such
In what way?
Surely we each need to develop our own
ideas and create our own vision
of what and who we want to become.
It would require an awareness of how
those personal desires fit into and
serve the community, and how well
one’s energy resonates with the role
chosen by or for us. The role chooses
us as much as we choose the role.
But, what if I am well suited to
the role that somehow chose me,
and yet I prefer another?
Someone else may be doing what you
would prefer to do, so your service
in that role is not needed, whereas …
Yes, but you could play the other role
in your spare time, as a hobby.
But, if I have a passion for
a certain role …
Then, perhaps Universal Laws would
consider that role for you,
at another time.
What Universal Law?
The Law of Attraction.
I thought that law attracted people
I mean specific people to specific
It does that, too.
Then, where and how does it attract
me to a specific role within
a specific community?
You would be attracted to a community
in which you felt comfortable, or
And then I would seek to find how
I might contribute to that community?
Yes. If you are of no use to them,
then how could you feel valued?
What if I have no special skill
but I require assistance from
that community, for whatever reason?
Then your personal needs would provide
other members of the community with
an opportunity to express sharing and
caring for those who are unable or
less able to care for themselves, and
sharing and caring are forms of
So, there is a place for everyone
in an ideal community?