We play by rules we choose

Spirit Teaches I Ching Wisdom.


Today’s I Ching is 7 – The Army.


Spirit explains: As today follows yesterday into the past, so The Army

Follows Contention (6); and, as today reaches toward tomorrow, so does

The Army reach toward Closeness (8).


I can understand The Army and Contention acting on each other, but,

What relationship can The Army have with Closeness?


When reason alone fails to solve contention then power is a necessary

Organizing force. It serves a good purpose if it can bring together

Contentious groups. It can contribute to a sense of closeness.


Okay, I can accept that, but how does it relate to me?


Who is contentious?


Perhaps I am, at times.


Who is The Army?


I don’t know.


Is the army as a referee in this instance?


That’s possible, but not all referees play by the same rules.


What rules do I play by?


Perhaps rules of your own choosing.


Yes, and so do you.







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