Today’s I Ching is 60 – Discipline
Water over Lake.. Discipline follows Dispersal.
Spirit explains: When a river flows into a lake then water overflows
Onto surrounding land, unless it is restricted from doing so.
Dispersal suggests an unorganized scattering, such as seeds or
Dry leaves by a wind.
There is no free will choice, no sense of freedom involved when
We have no self-control concerning where we are going with our life.
Self-discipline determines what we will do with our potential; how
It will be directed. Without self-control, we risk being controlled by others.
How to have it both ways? I need to be free and still be a contributing part of
A community. I need to think for myself and still learn from You and others.
Yes, we need both.
Then how do we work both sides of the street?
We compromise; we find an acceptable middle ground between extremes
Of individualism and group control. But we must always be aware of
The price we choose to pay, or we risk losing choosing.