Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
Today’s focus is on Hexagram 28 – Great Surpassing.
How does one greatly surpass?
Yes, we greatly surpass those whom we do.
For whatever reason?
We have a reason to go beyond?
Yes and no.
We go beyond where we once were, not necessarily
to pass another, but ourselves.
Great Surpassing follows Nourishment (27). Why?
Something has fed our need to move on.
But, the same experience doesn’t seem to have
the same effect on everyone.
Inspiration is an experience?
And we each respond to experience,
or inspiration, in our own unique way?
Yes. It is the same as with food.
If we allow our natural taste for specific foods
to become corrupted by a desire to please others,
then our socially conditioned body’s response to
specific foods will influence our choices and
we will develop eating habits that may not be
healthy for our particular body type.
Then, great surpassing may suggest success
in resisting the temptation to follow
where some others might lead?
What about Double Pitfall (29)? Why or how
would resisting temptation lead to problems?
No situation described within the I Ching
circuit of life experiences necessarily
follows or leads to any other specific
situation or experience.
Then, how can it be described as a circuit,
or endless loop of situations or experiences?
Because it is.
Those who have eyes to see can recognize dangers
ahead of them, and take action to protect
themselves, by changing their plans, or
path of travel.