The Gentle

“The dark principle, in itself rigid and immovable, is dissolved by the penetrating light principle, to which its subordinates itself in gentleness.  In nature, it is the wind that disperses the clouds, leaving the sky clear and serene…The penetrating quality of the wind depends on its ceaselessness.  This is what makes it so powerful; time is its instrument.”

I Ching Fig. 57 – Sun/The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)
(p. 220-221, I Ching, Wilhelm)

“It is only when one allows oneself to be guided by the dream spirit, the light that gradually manifests itself and slowly reveals its purpose if one gives its attention, that the spiritual quality in nature will become apparent.  Then the nature spirit will be redeemed, in other words it will become conscious.”

(Wertenschlag-Birkhauser, Windows on Eternity, p. 116)


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