29. Danger

“The abyss is not filled to overflowing.”

Eventually you will rise to the top and flow out of the Danger. But not just yet. Danger still surrounds you. Act accordingly.

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The picture the Book of Changes paints here is of a deep pit — the abyss — slowly filling with water, with you in the middle. You think you’ll drown.

But you won’t.

Just keep treading water. When the pit is full, it will overflow, and you can slide right out and on your way.

Taoist Master Alfred Huang says: “This line shows that no matter how dark and difficult a situation is, if one does not lose one’s self-confidence, there is always a way out.”

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Tomorrow: Future reading. “Pushing Upward.”

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How the Book of Changes Works

“The way in which the Book of Changes works can best be compared to an electrical circuit reaching into all situations. The circuit only affords the potentiality of lighting; it does not give light. But when contact with a definite situation is established in the questioner, the ‘current’ is activated, and the given situation is illumined.”

Richard Wilhelm

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