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thats a very interesting assocciation and visual. had to google to see how beavers built.on the shirt-tail or beaver tail of that..
And it visually reinforced my image of 39 as a potential mini-environmental creator: creators of worlds, so to speak, whose entire survival depends upon obstruction building.
What if God yields to the pleasure
of treating us to our moment to moment heart’s desire?
We would begin to see God as Pavlov and ourselves as his dogs.
And maybe we have become that.
Therefore has God learned to say no.
My teacher goes international! And why not? Dogs all speak one language.ah, yes, about the beaverdog, just checked my email and found one (email) from a publishing company promoting the translation of Cesar Millan's book -maybe he can help?
lol sure! besides, english is not even his mother tongue . . I love his motto of 'rehabilitating animals- training humans'!My teacher goes international! And why not? Dogs all speak one language.
"A Zen Master and a Tibetan Master met in front of a big audience, guess it must have been in the sixties in San Francisco, Alan Watts told the story.
They did not discuss before what they would do on the stage (it was in a theatre hall) and they just met up for the first time in their respective live.
The Zen Master was holding up an orange and asking the Tibetan Master "What is this"? The Tibetan Master was not at least baffled or something, he was just thinking about what this Master was speaking about.
After the Zen Master repeated the question in a very demanding tone, the Tibetan Master asked his translator, now a little bit worried: "Are there no oranges where he is coming from?"
narrated by Soshin
Very funny story! Perfect comparative of perspectives!
(. . .)
uff... how do you train humans to tame their egos?
( . . .) If there will be change, it must begin in me, the human.
As I'm sure you're aware, it's so much more than teaching a dog tricks or other commands. It actually teaches a dog to discern more intelligently, to lend them the benefit of reasoning , as they lend us the benefit of keener instinct. It becomes more than mere obedience, it becomes a happy oneness. ( . . .) All dogs, require a purpose. If we don't give them helpful ones, they will make other ways,
(. . . )
In contrast, there's an absolute minimum of commands for Mojo. I'd rather he learn to figure out what's right or wrong on his own, even if based on my response to it in the past. He looks to me for his example, as I look to him likewise for some things. Where commands or limits are required, such as his boundaries, they are made clear. Dogs have no difficulty understanding boundaries; quite the contrary, boundaries are very natural to them. There's no loss of face issues, unless they've been instilled by their humans. A dog's clearest understanding is perceived not by words but by the energy the human transmits. When on a leash, that leash is a hot wire to their desire to walk as one, to lead or pull, or to be led or pulled. That's why leash training is essential to establishing essential ground rules. If a dog walks, runs or even turns away while the human corrects, the dog has led and won. Repeating that process only makes it more difficult to correct. But again, it is first the human who must make the needed correction in themselves.
its a paradox the way you present it, a very interesting one. Building through obstractions. And from now on, I can see too the beauty of 39. the way is blocked, but around the blockages there are unlimited possibilities that create new ways.Anyway, the main thing I thought to highlight when starting this thread is the constructive use of obstructions. I think it's often overlooked and simply categorized as one of the bad hexagrams, when it's really a potentially empowering act of nature which fulfills the axiom: obstruction is the mother of invention. Actually I think the word typically used is "adversity", but I like obstruction better.
well, obstructions have their own reasons . . . On a good day, they can stop floods so I guess it's a matter of context each time, what would make a bad case scenario . . gotta watch for the sticky parts!Good-natured humor also plays a role in keeping ground rules light and un-burdensome. Mojo has a curled upward chow chow tail. When we start out on the uphill walk, he still likes to lead by a small amount; just his fresh energy being frisky, and it fulfills something important in his own (very) alpha nature. If I challenge him on it outright (34.3), he'll obey, but I've also taken some spirit out of him and the walk that way. The manner I've used over time is to playfully grab the tip of his tail and say in a threatening teasing way, "I'll pull your tail. Now, all I have to to do is tease him once with it, and the real message gets through to him: "the old guy needs to slow it down a bit." None of his spirit has been sacrificed... he does it for me, and that gives him a sense of purpose, of doing a job for one he loves; and nothing makes a dog happier than those two things.
Anyway, the main thing I thought to highlight when starting this thread is the constructive use of obstructions. I think it's often overlooked and simply categorized as one of the bad hexagrams, when it's really a potentially empowering act of nature which fulfills the axiom: obstruction is the mother of invention. Actually I think the word typically used is "adversity", but I like obstruction better.
Nice example. The same occurs in our natural neurophysiology. Even changing our mind over something reroutes pathways.To the son of a friends occured a problem with the arteries. a certain one was block. he could die or at best had some serious damages. Yet he was pretty lucky because the body created/found a new path to circulate the blood properly, a way of less ressistance. (39)
39 indeed !!! I know a psycologist that i respect a lot and once in a while he have some chats about neyrophysiology etc. He uses to say " we know nothing about brains and how they work" And that , i think, is because the mechanism are unlimited, so new things came out all the time. Unlimited pathways.The same occurs in our natural neurophysiology. Even changing our mind over something reroutes pathways.
when in school in order to understand physic about sounds and elecric current, i use to see them as water , so yes, It does resonates what you describe about sound and the use of potentiometers. Was thinking that watermills , windsmills have a similar outcome. Water, wind finds a obstraction and energy is produced.Sooo : Probably the most practical human day to day use remains, taking a little time and space to back up and reflect before moving forward again - yup, along the lines of least resistance.
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