Mind Your Hexagrams: 5 Waiting ䷄ 水天需

There is a saying that goes ‘Patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting’. This hexagram is all about that. There will be times where we are held back for very good reasons even if we don’t understand it then. There are things that are supposed to unfold accordingly and if pushed or rushed may ruin the entire thing, so we’re being asked to – Wait.

But some people wait better than others. To some waiting creates anxiety, worry, restlessness or the worst case scenario, a feeling of unfairness. Some others just take it really easy and when I ask them how they remain so calm they answer ‘Because it will happen, it’s just a matter of time. When the time comes I will be ready’. The major difference is the conviction, the belief and the most important word – Faith. And not that many people have this sort of faith.

Because it’s a Kan sitting on a Qian, the self conviction and value is strong. You’re in power, you have value, you even have the support and you know it. The only issue right now is that despite your capabilities you are overlooking all the dangers (Kan) lurking outside and going against the tide by force not just going to tire you out unnecessarily, you will invite more issues than was needed. The best option is to wait out these dangers before you proceed. The tides will change, it always does, just give it time.

This applies to everything, from career, wealth to relationships so I don’t think I need to dissect it further. Even in relationships there may be a pause but this temporary break is put there to create a better setting for the future. Some things need time to settle, be put to rest, be set up, so allow this downtime for everyone to do what they need to do before proceeding.

In health or wellbeing, you may need to give yourself more options for a treatment plan or when choosing the best fitness regime. The one that you had in mind initially may not be a good choice. Alternatively, you may want to turn to some form of spirituality or meditation to help you calm your thoughts of ongoing external turmoil.

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One comment

  1. Noel Lunario · July 29

    Thanks

    On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 10:54 AM Mind Your Qi by Mindy Yoong wrote:

    > Mindy Yoong posted: ” There is a saying that goes ‘Patience is not about > waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting’. This > hexagram is all about that. There will be times where we are held back for > very good reasons even if we don’t understand it then. Th” >

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