50. Establishing the New, Line 4

The legs of the ting (cauldron) are broken.

You have not paid enough attention to the basics of life, and everything is in danger of spilling out. Straighten up!

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In some basic, fundamental way, you have failed to keep that which supports and steadies you in good condition. You may easily lose all that you have stored up inside the ting that is your Self.

Remember the “fundamental change” you were advised to make in the main message? Line 4 may well be it.

Here’s an example: You want to start your own website. You’ve got a lot you want to say, and you want other people to hear it. So you throw up a quickie blog and post on it. When you “feel” like it.

The Yi says: That’s not going to work. The ting is your website, and your ideas are its contents — some valuable stuff. But you need to pay attention to its structure and accessibility. Work on the technical stuff, even if you don’t like it. It’s necessary.

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Tomorrow: Future: Restraint, the Taming Power of the Great

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