54. Subordinate

The superior woman understands the transitory in the light of eternity.”

You are in a Subordinate role, which causes you discomfort. Accept it for now. Focus on the long-range benefits of the relationship. This will see you through.

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You are in an unequal relationship, and you are not the one “on top.” This bothers you. Buck up. This is the Future of Conduct.

The Book of Changes says: Do not let annoyance at one aspect of the whole draw you out of an otherwise positive relationship. Look at this transitory situation in the light of the long-term benefits.

Example: You have a boss who’s a moron, and it really galls you to have to take orders from this idiot. The Yi advises you not to quit your job just yet.

As R.L. Wing advises: The time when you are forced to Subordinate yourself is best spent in thought of the future.

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Tomorrow: A new reading

Book of Changes — Like Yoga for Your Mind

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