A spirit teacher shares His understanding of
I Ching 39 – Halting.
Water is above Mountain.
On high mountain tops, water expressing itself
as ice or snow can temporarily resist
its natural tendency to flow downhill. But,
it will never lose its potential to move,
and will do so, when and if it can.
The text seems to relate to human activities.
The text always relates to human activities.
Then, natural forces are used to express
Human activities express natural forces.
Does that suggest we should accept that
some situations require us to halt?
In the sense that we cannot move forward.
Retreat is always an option.
But if we are moving in a direction
we believe in, why would we consider