Still trying to assimilate no meaning, no goal, no lesson into my worldview.
So many questions…
Where does guidance come from?
What do I do with these desires and dreams?
I went to the online iChing oracle and asked what is today’s topic and got this:
Lu / The Wanderer
Fire on the Mountain, catastrophic to man, a passing annoyance to the Mountain. The Superior Person waits for wisdom and clarity before exacting Justice, then lets no protest sway him. Find satisfaction in small gains. To move constantly forward is good fortune to a Wanderer.
You are a stranger to this situation. It is your attraction to the exotic that has led you here, but you will move on to a new vista when this one has lost its mystique. Because much of this environment is foreign to you, you must exercise only the best judgement. You don't know the custom here, and it's too easy to cross a line you don't know is there. Because you are the foreigner in this setting, you have no history to acquit you. Watch, listen, study, contemplate, then step lightly but decisively on.
I love the power of words to cast a spell that changes the lens we didn’t even recognize was coloring our perceptions.
Especially cryptic, poetic, open-ended words that create more questions.
So I can walk through this fully-booked, busy day, doing the same functions I’ve done for so many years, as a wanderer in a strange land, curious and open.