Friday, December 21, 2012

Return (The Turning Point) - The I Ching, Book of Changes

After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful light that has been banished returns. There is movement, but it is not brought about by force... the movement is natural, arising spontaneously. For this reason the transformation of the old becomes easy. The old is discarded and the new is introduced. Both measures accord with the time; therefore no harm results.

The idea of RETURN is based on the course of nature. The movement is cyclic, and the course completes itself. Therefore it is not necessary to hasten anything artificially. Everything comes of itself at the appointed time. This is the meaning of heaven and earth.

24. Fu / Return (The Turning Point)
The I Ching, Book of Changes


  1. Such amazing ancient wisdom ... yes ... when movement is natural - without force - then transformation is easy. Beautiful.

  2. Susannah5:42 AM

    Yes! Thank you, Darla!