34. Power of the Great, Line 6

“Goat butts against a hedge — can’t go backward, can’t go forward.”

You have pushed yourself into a deadlock. Relax your position and withdraw quietly.

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Line 6 is our last changing line in the tale of the goat and the hedge. Our main message, Great Power, said a time of great power has arrived. (See blog from three days ago.) Unfortunately, it seems as though you have used this Great Power to keep fighting against the hedge.

The Book of Changes says: You used your power to fight, instead of using it to advance your own position. You could have waltzed right through the hedge — see Line 4 from two days ago — with “quiet and steady effort,” but you didn’t do that. Now you’re stuck.

What thorny situation are you stuck in? Further pushing and wrangling is a waste of time. Relax your position and you will be able to slip out and move on.

The Yi isn’t kidding about this. Our future message continues the same advice . . .

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Tomorrow: Future: “Power of the Small”

Book of Changes — Like Yoga for Your Mind

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