Acceptance of an imperfect world

Today’s I Ching – 50 – The Cauldron

Fire over Wind. The Cauldron follows Revolution.

 

Spirit explains: Revolutions are never an end of problems. War does not cause peace.

 

But, the most violent…?

 

If they lose…

 

So, what is the answer?

 

Life goes on.

 

But, surely that is not enough.

 

What more do you want?

 

A good life.

 

What is a good life?

 

Where people help each other.

 

People have always helped each other.

But, not everyone. So, what is the answer?

 

Life goes on.

 

What inspirational message can come from such a picture of life?

 

A personal one.

 

What?

 

Acceptance of an imperfect world.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning to Understand Life

Spirit asks me if I would wish anyone else to share

Such a relationship as we seem to.

 

The answer to that one is easy, and simple.. No.

I would not wish for anyone the stress of the strugggle

I experience, with no end in sight.

 

Why do you continue?

 

I’m not aware of any option. Besides, I seem to

Need to hold on as long as I can.

 

Why?

 

There could be some reward, and perhaps

Learning is its own reward.

 

What are you learning?

 

To understand life.

 

What have you learned so far?

 

That it’s still a mystery, to me.

 

Yes.