43. Resolve, Line 5

“In dealing with weeds . . . “

Pulling up one weed — or ridding yourself of one negative action or thought — won’t be enough. You have your own row to hoe in the garden of life. Strengthen your Resolve to keep it weed-free.

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What is your “weed?” It could be actual weed — cannabis — or it could be overeating, under exercising, binge-watching. Or it could be entirely internal, such as self-defeating thoughts, or carrying a grudge against someone.

The Book of Changes says: Dealing with it once will not be enough. Resolve will be required to keep yourself on your path, and away from more pleasurable, less demanding side distractions.

You may pass up that ice cream today, but you will have to do it again tomorrow. And the day after that. Resolve to keep at it.

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Tomorrow: Future. “34. Great Power.”

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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