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

Fù, hexagram 24

Return to your town

  Follow your own road, your own Tao. Only by being oneself over and over again, one fills in one’s place. Like the sun gets it’s meaning from creating day after day, year after year. Who follows his Tao, can be relied upon. Everything he does has the same base, how divers it may be. A Tao can only be followed if one flows along with it. Trying to stick to one road all the time will not work. Every Tao always is a never-ending succession of days and nights, of coming and going, of cycles, endings and new beginnings. Moving in cycles, eternally, that is what Tao looks like.

Hex.24

  FÙ: A foot (2) is leaving a town (1). It means to return to the way you use to go, to resume or carry on your own cycle. For sun and planets: going their own orbit. FU: return, turn round or over, duplicate, to repeat, to go back, to retrace, to answer, again, to compound, complex, to recover. 

The trigrams: Thunder in the earth.
  The first kings closed the frontiers at sun solstice, peddlers did not travel, the Hou did not inspect the region.

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