24. The Turning Point, Line 2

“Quiet return. Good fortune.”

Return always requires an act of conscious self-correction. Do not let your pride prevent you from getting back on the right track. Admit your mistake, do what you need to do, then let it go.

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Example: Let’s say you are a member of a social group. You lunch together, you go out for drinks together after work. Then a member of a higher-status group invites you into her circle. This turns out to be a mistake; you are not comfortable there.

The Book of Changes says: This Turning Point — returning to your original group — requires you to admit your error and reconnect with your real friends as quietly and smoothly as possible.

Or maybe you quit the softball team. Or dropped out of church. Or quit attending family gatherings.

What Turning Point could you, or should you, take? Return quietly and the Yi promises good fortune.

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Tomorrow: Future reading. “Approach”

Book of Changes — Like Yoga for Your Mind

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