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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Héng, hexagram 32

Steady the helm of the heart

  Stay on your own course, steadying your boat on the big river of your life. Never deviate from your own conscience, feelings, ethics.
  A young man decided to leave the world of society. He started to fish for eel as a living. Every day he fished for bait and prepared his lines, 1100 hooks. The first day he caught many eels, but after that - never again anything. He kept going on and on for 2 years, every day putting out his lines.
  Now he is an artist, famous for his etchings of fishing boats and the harbor. More than 20 years later he learned the cause of catching no eel: he did not pickle the lines, so the eel smelled death and stayed away. His dedication did not change, and it brought him what belongs to him, even if it did not make any sense rationally.

Hex. 32

HÉNG: At left a heart (1) which might be added later, and at right a boat (2) between two shores (3). According to Karlgren though it is 'increasing moon' (GSR.881, b and c). Mount Heng is the Northern of the 5 sacred mountains, of which Mount Tai, the Eastern mountain (see hex. 11), is the most important one. HÉNG: constant, regular, persevering, lasting, continual, (loan for:) increasing moon, spread out, everywhere. 

The trigrams: Wind below Thunder:
  Thunder and wind: steadiness. The noble one stands and does not change his bearings.
  When one's inner inspiration or blueprint is the force behind one's life-energy, the road will be a very steady movement towards one's real destiny. One moment of inspiration can be the start of a successful life.

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