Double Pitfall is not facing problems

Spirit’s daily advice, using the ancient I Ching style of thought to explain life, in which all situations are seen to develop out of and into other situations, in a more or less foreseeable pattern. Spirit seems to dismiss the trendy thought of living in the now. The now, He tells me, developed out of the past and will strongly impact on the future.

Today’s focus is on the concept of I Ching 29 – Double Pitfall. Problems cannot be faced, dealt with, or overcome until they are recognized, identified, and studied.

Double Pitfall suggests danger; possibly preventable danger, as a result of self-defeating thinking, avoidance, or lack of wisdom or courage to face and challenge difficulties before they develop into situations beyond our control.

How can this reading possibly relate to me?

It possibly relates to every one of us.

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.