The Image of Wind & Wood over Earth
Be like a tower with a wide and long view
where you can see and be seen from a distance.
Remain centered while viewing the broader picture.
You will become wise and learn the mysteries of life.
Become an example for others to emulate like a tower of an ideal.
By contemplating the laws of the universe you will influence others
without their being aware of your power.
Contemplation while penetrating the meaning of the situation is a sacred time.
Six in the first place
When you are young or immature
you may begin to observe and contemplate.
You are not yet able understand the larger broader view of life.
Six in the Second Place
The ancient Chinese said for this line,
“Watching through the crack of a door …”
advising that it was acceptable for a woman
to have a narrow view of the world
and not acceptable for a man.
Keeping a woman inside the house
before marriage was a way to guard her chastity.
How does this work in today’s world? In the free world?
Could having a narrow view of what is outside have value?
Contemplating: Maybe … depending on the situation?
We tend to view everything from our own limited perspective.
Work on having a larger understanding of your experience.
Six in the third place
When it is a time to make a decision for taking a new direction
contemplate and view the larger landscape of your life.
What were your circumstances at birth?
Where have you been? Where are you now?
Think about the effect you have on others.
This is a time of contemplation to view the past
before taking the next step forward.
Six in the fourth place
Find what inspires you.
Act like an honored guest in the situation.
Align with and serve your inspiration.
This can be an invitation, an opportunity to learn.
You will enjoy a special place when you have earned it.
Nine in the Fifth Place
Take time to look back at past experiences.
Contemplate what kind of effect you have had on others.
When this has been good you will feel satisfied
with how you have lived your life.
Nine in the last place
Look back at your life’s path again.
View with your heart.
Contemplate the effect your actions have had on your own life
and how that influenced others.
All those you were associated with also had an affect on you.
Think about that.