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

Duì
Trigram Lake
Trigram Lake

Hexagram 58

Duì, Interaction

Gua Poem:
Interaction. Expansion, harvest determination.

The great image says: Interdependent lakes: interaction. The noble one comes together with friends for discussion and rehearsing.

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

Top 6: Communication which draws you in.
Don’t lose your own path or strength. Communication can be great, inspiring, eye-opening, but only if you manage to be you. You need the strength to stay yourself and not to change into something else, to refrain from actions which don’t comply with your conscience. Hold on to your own values. Not just for yourself, the other party needs you as you truly are – or not at all.
(Changes to hex.10)

9 at 5: Sincerity towards stripping is dangerous.
Stand your own ground, don't let yourself be contaminated. Not by people, thoughts, feelings or actions. Be they your own or from other people. Many are difficult to see, because they are generally accepted.
(Changes to hex.54)  Mirror

9 at 4: Discussing interaction, not yet tranquil. Protection against affliction brings mutual joy.
Talking turns very easily into a discussion. Stay calm and relaxed. Don't expect to be put in the right, agreeing is not necessary for a good contact. One can like a person without liking his convictions. Stay curious and positive towards ideas different from your own.
(Changes to hex.60)

6 at 3: Expectant interaction, pitfall.
Happiness with a reason is not deep joy. If the reason falls away, the happiness disappears. The only real joy is in the heart, it is the result of inner strength and purity. If you need other people in order to be happy, to be mentally alive, to fill your days, then you do not live yourself. 
(Changes to hex.43)

9 at 2: Inspiring confidence in interacting, auspicious. Regrets go away.
Deep and relaxed exchange makes all heaviness go away. Talking or even only feeling the others presence puts everything in perspective. A shared heavy heart weighs only half as much, a shared happy one is twice as happy.
(Changes to hex.17)

Initial 9: Harmonious interaction, auspicious.
Inner contentment, not needing anything from outside, is the base of freedom. You find your power within yourself. Making a true and good contact with others is only possible when this inner freedom exists.
(Changes to hex.47)

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