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45. Gathering Together
46. Pushing Upward
ts'ui / cuì
duì / tui
Kūn / k'un
Gathering Together. Success.
The king approaches his temple.
It furthers one to see the great man.
This brings success. Perseverance furthers.
To bring great offerings creates good fortune.
It furthers one to undertake something.
Over the earth, the lake:
The image of Gathering Together.
Thus the superior man renews his weapons
In order to meet the unforeseen.
I find my soultribe by opening the door.
In the I Ching, Hexagram 45 represents the idea of "Gathering Together." This hexagram speaks to the importance of community and the power of coming together with others who share similar goals and values. Whether you are joining a group or gathering others into a group, there are secret forces at work that will bring together those who belong together. These forces are not arbitrary or random but are instead guided by a deeper wisdom that recognizes the connections between people and the potential for collective action.
When you are joining a group, it is important to make sure that your motivation is clear and strong. You should not join a group simply because it is convenient or because you feel pressured to do so. Instead, you should join a group because you believe in its mission and goals and because you feel that you can make a meaningful contribution to its success. Similarly, when you are gathering a group, it is important to ensure that your cause is well-defined and supported by all. You should take the time to articulate your vision and goals clearly, and you should work to create a sense of shared purpose and commitment among the members of your group.
To achieve success in your endeavors, it is important to seek advice from a qualified person before beginning. This could mean consulting with a mentor, a coach, or an expert in your field. By seeking guidance from someone with more experience or expertise than you have, you can gain valuable insights and avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Once you have begun your journey, it is important to persevere until your objective is reached. This may require sacrifices along the way, but these sacrifices are ultimately appropriate for achieving your goal. Remember: success will be yours if you stay focused, committed, and true to your vision.
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