iChing – Hidden Dragon – Do Not Act

“The main thing is not to expend one’s powers prematurely in an attempt to obtain by force something for which the time is not yet ripe”
Found this quote in my journal from 1996. Liked it enough to share again 14 years later.
An interesting side not, the very first true coin flip reading i did from the i Ching ended up with P’i – Standstill – which is now tattooed on my left arm.
From the journal entry sometime novemberish 1996:
“When ribbon grass is pulled up, the sod comes with it. Each according to his kind. Perseverance brings good fortune and success. Hiding from the public eye.”