Spirit shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching hexagram 3 – Difficulty.
Difficulty follows The Receptive (2) in the order of the
hexagrams and merges with Immaturity (4).
Water is over Thunder. Both are active yang energies.
Together, in this situation, they act as a thunder storm
where water pours and thunder roars.
It would be a difficulty for anyone outdoors in such
Yes, unless they are prepared.
How can we prepare for difficulties before we are aware …
Awareness is a prerequisite to preparedness.
But, a thunderstorm is only one of possibly
countless difficult situations we may have to
suddenly face. We surely can’t be aware of
them all before they appear.
Where do they appear from?
Sometimes, they seem to come from nowhere.
Nothing comes from nowhere.
That sounds like the words of a song,
“Nothing comes from nothing…”
Words of truth.
So, difficuties all come from somewhere?
Not somewhere, alone.
Then, from previously existing situations?
Then, how to respond?
How to prepare for unexpected situations?
Why are they unexpected?
How can they be expected?
Awareness of what?
Awareness of the present situation and how
it developed, and the path it has taken
to where it now is.
And visualize that same path moving forward
toward the horizon?
That sounds like work.
A little difficulty now may prevent disaster
later, or at least prepare for it.
Is there an easier option?
No, at least not for you.