Time Out From Struggle

There is nothing personal in struggles, conflicts, or obstacle in our path unless we believe there is.

I Ching as a Way to Enlightenment

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom

contained within the I Ching Hexagram 34 – Great Power.

The yang trigram Thunder is above Heaven, also yang.

Only the top two yin lines provide instability and flexibility.

Great Power follows Withdrawal (33) and leads to Advance (35).

How can any power, let alone great power, come out of

withdrawing from whatever?

Withdrawal is not necessarily acceptance of defeat. There are

times when it’s wise to step back. This can provide us with

a greater perspective and a clearer vision on how to move

forward.

A battle is only a battle if we see it as such. For some it is

no more than a challenge to our commitment to move

forward.

There is nothing personal in struggles, conflicts, or obstacles

in our path unless we believe there is.

A personal message?

Yes. What’s your greatest challenge?

To what?

Moving…

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2 thoughts on “Time Out From Struggle

  1. “There is nothing personal in struggles, conflicts, or obstacle in our path unless we believe there is.” Brilliant, and a good reminder of the power, good and not so good, of the mind and ‘beliefs.’

  2. Bless you, Bela. It is brilliant, but, hopefully you know the brilliance I must give Spirit cred for. He’s always at least one step ahead of me, and tugging on my leash (being born in the year of the dog), urging me to hurry up. I resist, and then scold myself for not being more thankful for the opportunity to tag along behind this enlightened spirit teacher. But, then, I remember that he always advises me to stay between belief and doubt. It isn’t easy. Again, thank you.

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