Friday, April 29, 2011

heaven over water

hexagram 5
hsu - waiting

heaven over water

now is the time to wait and have faith in the natural order of things.
take stock of yourself and your situation,
and work on any insecurities that cause internal imbalance



like a silk wind-ribbon
it wraps around
my licked finger
when i point it at the sky


Jo said...

The ancient wisdom of I Ching, yes?

mine today was T'ai - Peace

Any body of wisdom that has lasted 5,000 years has something to it.

I love that you've shared this with us...and as I understand it, nourishment is part of your hsu, too, feeding what needs to be fed as you wait.

Waiting is so hard for us, isn't it?

I suppose you can just watch that silk wind-ribbon wrap round and round...lovely, Steven.

Ruth said...

Four lines that have given an image to transience. Remarkable, perfect.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

The sky over the water, in complicity. Is it that men can sense its own complexity? At times we should introspect and make decisions.
Have a good day steven.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That bottom picture of the sea adds another dimension to the words Steven.

Dulce said...

Must love this beautiful *peace* of advice

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Ah yes, Steven, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, do you?

steven said...

hi jo - the i ching it is. waiting is hard. i'm so fascinated with what's to be - because i've been amazed at all that is and has been. yes, best to watch silk wind ribbons. steven

steven said...

ruth - transience is as present and as absent as the sensation of warm wetness on a licked finger in the wind. steven

steven said...

oa.s, complicity and complexity. both swirl inside our heads when we try to make sense of the whirling transience of this place. steven

steven said...

weaver - that's the atlantic off the east coast of canada about eight months ago. steven

steven said...

dulce - transience and peace look at each other across a vast space but look closer and you'll see violet and pale green filaments bringing the two together. steven

steven said...

lorenzo - you look inside, you look outside. sometimes they are the same. sometimes not. steven

Liza Ursu said...

"now is the time to wait and have faith in the natural order of things."
the words in this post are so timely. thank you steven! thank you universe!
steven, this post struck many emotional chords in me. I'm humming here!
have a happy day.

steven said...

it's always such a balance, a dance of control, wanting to make things happen.
making yourself available to the possibility of something happening suggests a passivity that is actually not entirely the case. it takes work, real work to have faith in the future reaching back and taking your hand. steven