Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Ching Journal: How do i interact with others without an ego?

i still have to decipher this. i'm trying to listen to You through the reading.

26. Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great

-- -- above Kên Keeping Still, Mountain
-- --
----- below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven

The Judgement

The Taming Power of the Great.
Perseverance furthers.
Not eating at home brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.

***my notes: The ego can be tamed by the power of my Higher Self. I should keep working on this because it leads to progress.

***I don't know what You mean by "Not eating at home brings good fortune". I'll ask You through another reading. Maybe You're trying to remind me that I need to watch my diet. Or maybe You mean that I don't need to keep returning home (ego?), and that I should instead keep going to cross the great water (the final step?), which will lead me to where I want to be, which is surrender to You.

The Image

Heaven within the mountain:
The image of the Taming Power of the Great.
Thus the superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity
And many deeds of the past,
In order to strengthen his character thereby.

***Mountains are climbed, so it is an upward journey, sometimes difficult and exhausting, but the mountain, the climb is also Heaven. When I get to the top of the mountain, I will find You.

***I can continue to look for wisdom from the words, history and writings I have been reading because it strengthens my character to do so.

Changing Lines

Changing yang at the bottom means:
Danger is at hand. It furthers one to desist.

Changing yang in the second place means:
The axletrees are taken from the wagon.

Changing yang in the third place means:
A good horse that follows others.
Awareness of danger,
With perseverance, furthers.
Practice chariot driving and armed defense daily.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

Changing yin in the fourth place means:
The headboard of a young bull.
Great good fortune.

Changing yin in the fifth place means:
The tusk of a gelded boar.
Good fortune.

Changing yang at the top means:
One attains the way of heaven. Success.

***I don't know yet what changing lines are. I have to learn.


goatman said...

Seems like not eating at home would get you fat, but that's just me!!

sophia, or so i think said...

You have a point there.


It must mean something else, like going home to my comfort zone every time i start to make progress only takes me back home to my comfort zone, leaving me with a net distance traveled of nowhere.

Don said...


Do you mean "How do I interact with others who themselves have no ego", or do you mean "How do I interact with others when I myself have no ego."

I thought you were shutting down your blogs.

donstockbauer *at*

Eye See Sophia said...

I needed time for concentration in complete solitude. The need is no longer here for the time being.

At the time of this post, I meant myself.

Don said...

Welcome back, Sophia.

Eye See Sophia said...

Why thank you, Don.

V said...

Ego! Go! God!