I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

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trigram Earth
trigram Thunder

Hexagram 24

Fù, Return to your town

Gua Poem:
Returning - expansion. Going out and coming in without affliction. Friends come without fault. Coming and returning on one's road, a seven-day cycle. Fruitful to proceed probing.

The great image says: Thunder in the center of the earth: returning. The first kings closed the frontiers at sun solstice, peddlers did not travel, the Hou did not inspect the region.

Fù: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?

Top 6: Losing the way at returning, pitfall. There are calamities and mistakes. To set the army marching ends in a great defeat, causing the country ruler a pitfall. For 10 years incapable of a rectifying expedition.
One feels the right Way deep down inside, in one's bones. If there are other things overruling this primitive knowledge, even if they are rational, of common sense, or things people "approve" of, then the results of one's actions, even one's entire life, will be a big disaster.
(Changes to hex.27)

6 at 5: Magnanimous return. without regret.
Never feel inferior when having to return from an error. The error is not important, however big it was. The return is important, and a big achievement. Who is able to return proves his value. Many people love to wash someone's dirty linen in public: it is only telltale about them, not about you. You do your own washing up.
(Changes to hex.3)

6 at 4: Move central (halfway), return alone.
Meet others, don't reject them and don't submit to their views, but meet them halfway. Respect everyone in their uniqueness, yourself just as well. So return to yourself again after every encounter.
(Changes to hex.51)

6 at 3: On the brink of returning. Danger. Without fault.
If one's aim is always to return to one's essence, in every situation or action, one has not chosen the easiest way of living. It will bring difficulties, setbacks, insecurity, but the reward is great. How many people will ever find the place where they belong? This is the way to find it.
(Changes to hex.36)

6 at 2: Relaxed return. Auspicious.
Who has strength can return thus matter-of-course that nobody will contest his decision. Everybody will immediately accept it as the natural thing to do. One's own ease makes ease with others. Everyone will have the freedom to be what he is, which is the base of good relations.
(Changes to hex.19) Mirror 19.2-23

Initial 9: Not from far returning. Without reverence or regret. Very auspicious.
The best way to return from an error is from out one's own insight. Regret also makes one return, but usually too late. Someone telling you is a way too, but when your own insight is not part of it, you will probably make the same fault again (.. and again). Whereas insight gives your life its real destination - the highest one fate has in stock for you.
(Changes to hex.2)  Mirror

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