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Sunday, August 31, 2008


Number 39 ~ OBSTRUCTION

Obstruction. The southwest furthers.
The northeast does not further.
It furthers one to see the great man.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

The southwest is the region of retreat, the northeast that of advance. Here an individual is confronted by obstacles that cannot be overcome directly. In such a situation it is wise to pause in view of the danger and to retreat. However, this is merely a preparation for overcoming the obstructions. One must join forces with friends of like mind and put himself under the leadership of a man equal to the situation: then one will succeed in removing the obstacles. This requires the will to persevere just when one apparently must do something that leads away from his goal. This unswerving inner purpose brings good fortune in the end.


1 comment:

Abstraction Adam said...

obstacles are distractions
that bare fruit for the fools;
As his hindrance of thought
that compels;
the indecision laments-
the prudent self because
ye will is influx,
and what is left
is wasted energy.