34. Great Power, Line 3

“A goat butts against a hedge and gets its horns entangled.”

Are you trying to get ahead by making a show of how tough you are? Don’t waste your energy on posturing. It will only get you caught up in a worthless struggle.

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How many times have you “butted in” on a conflict that wasn’t your own? How many times did you live to regret it?

The Book of Changes says: Receiving Great Power is not always a positive thing. The temptation to misuse it will be great.

Stay out of entanglements that aren’t yours.

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Tomorrow: Changing Line 4. The hedge opens. No entanglement.

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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