(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Move toward a Resiliant Suburbia?
moving solid line | stable divided line | moving solid line … fire moving to earth
stable divided line | stable divided line | stable divided line … earth
|36. Wounded Brightness
Being weakened. It is good to work diligently on the situation. (The brightness is the light of consciousness, one’s aliveness, one’s energy. It being injured means that one’s aliveness is diminished, one is being weakened.)
There is a new potential, for you to develop. At first you’ll not know your way, but you’ll gain a handle on the situation and eventually master it. Just calmly proceed. It is beneficial to make partners and allies, and not to move on with people who have different interests. (At the original place and time of the Yijing, allies were in the southwest, territory they wanted to conquer was in the northeast.)
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the moving lines …
Wounded brightness during flight,
lowering its wings.
The noble one on a journey,
for three days does not eat.
Having a place to go to.
The master and the people have a talk.
Being weakened in the course of pursuing a goal. One is giving up necessities in order to put as much of one’s energy and resources as possible into the pursuit. It is a good idea to discuss the situation with those involved.
Wounded brightness at the winter hunt in the South.
Getting a great start.
It is not possible to be fast and dedicated.
Despite having a good start, things go slowly. It is not possible to speed things up.
There are, of course, two ways to read the phrase. It can be read as a prediction … “no, suburbia will not collapse, because it is resiliant” … and it can be read as a goal … “no suburbia need not collapse if it can be made resiliant”. And it should be no surprise (cf. Retrofit Suburbia Redux) that I incline to the second reading, to Resiliant Suburbia as a goal.
Oddly enough, so does the cast of the hexagrams.
Where do we start? Wounded Brightness … a quite apt image for an energy intense means of living as we slide along the downward slope of the Oil Peak toward the accelerating declines on the shoulder of the bell curve. “Being weakened / it is good to work diligently on the situation”.
And in this situation, what moving trends rustle my copper fingers as I dip them into the moving stream? In line one, there will be sacrifice, and the people involved must be engaged in the task at hand. In line three, there is low hanging fruit to be plucked, but after that, it will be a long, hard slog.
And the hope at the end of the process? Not an end to a journey, but rather the beginning of one. A new relationship with our land that provides the basis for a stable community of interest.
Sustainability is not, after all, an end in itself. Its a goal so that we can be in a position to pursue goals … that is, goals over and above bare survival, in a life that is nasty, brutish and short.
Share your ideas on how to move to a more Resiliant Suburbia … whether the low hanging fruit that the Moving Line 3 alludes to, or the slower, harder steps that it suggests will take some time.
told that girl I can start right away
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Walking down the road
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