Spirit shares His understanding of the life situation expressed in Hexagram 5 – Waiting. Water is over Heaven; yin over yang. Waiting follows Immaturity (4) and leads to Contention (6).
“Waiting requires patience and firm resolve if one is choosing to wait for a more opportune moment before acting with intent. To set sail at high tide is to let the water move away from port with you – to go with the flow, if it is going your way.”
“That sounds ideal, if timing allows us the privilege to wait. And, also, there are some who seem to wait until someone or something makes decisions for them.”
“That can never be the case.”
“Personal ethics always direct our traffic.”
“We are always personally responsible for the consequences of whatever we choose, and letting others choose for us is still choosing.”
“Is there no easy way out?”
“There is no way out.”