A spirit teacher shares His understanding of
Hexagram 48 – The Well, from the ancient source
of wisdom that is I Ching.
Wrapping timeless wisdom in simplicity and
mystery, He tells me, helped to ensure
the survival of both the teachings and
the teachers, or at least some of them,
in a world of shifting degrees of hostility
to messages of love and integrity.
The series of sixty-four I Ching hexagrams
expresses the natural and endless
development of situations and experiences
that we each must face and pass beyond
throughout, as well as before and after,
our journey of a human lifetime,
Do they express the principle of cause
The necessary sequence of cause and effect
is much more than a principle. It is
a Universal Law.
Is it a predetermined law?
In what way?
In that a seer would know.
Everyone knows the future.
Perhaps to some extent …
To what extent?
We can’t see beyond the horizon.
How would it be possible?
It isn’t possible. There is nothing
to see beyond an endless horizon.
How does this relate to a well?
The water in a well never contains
more or less than it is capable of
containing, regardless of how much
is added or withdrawn.
How can a well’s capacity compare
with the horizon?
The horizon or an horizon?
Are wells as the horizon?
Horizons are as wells.
Yes. The horizon of your mind,
as well as that of others, has
an endless potential to expand.
Or to shrink?
What determines it’s fate?
Not its destiny?
No. I accept your teaching of endless
potential as my destiny.
Not yours alone. We each and everyone
share the same destiny; each in her
or his own time and way.