Manage your Emotions Better with Yijing (I-Ching)
The natural permanent change phenomenon evokes in humans a social-psychological response in adaptation to whatever social contexts one engages with whom and at what intensity level and depth of intimacy of the social relationships. The Yijing (I-Ching) points to adaptive human reactions in the 8 trigrams, which are also paired to reflect the duality energy (qi) generated by yin-yang (push-pull) forces in perpetual flux working to drive the change.
Remember our earlier case regarding Mary and her relationship with Tom? Mary contacted me again after some weeks. She attended a couple of skills upgrading courses, and even applied for some jobs even though she was advised to defer any career decisions. Her restlessness prompted her to act instead. However, the disappointing and fruitless job interviews did not allay her anxieties but instead accentuated them. Her relationship with Tom is progressing well. They have gone on more than one date, and he explains that he has been separated from his wife and pending final divorce proceedings. He however continues to attend counselling with his wife who hopes for eventual reconciliation instead. Tom has already given up their marriage but went along just to support her. Mary was elated with her blossoming relationship with Tom, with whom she also now enjoys sexual intimacy regularly. She believes she is deeply in love with him, but did not care whether the feelings were mutually intensive. She is not thinking about any longer term permanent outcome. She shares more about her feelings and emotions over the previous weeks and seeks my understanding from the Yijing (I-Ching) perspective.
I pointed out that human emotions are capricious and dynamic, therefore usually unpredictable. Another woman in the same context as her social life would have very different emotions and feelings. Mary’s decisions would therefore be very different from any other women.
The Yijing (I-Ching) is not designed to predict human emotional adaptive response in any social or life situation. It however observes and identifies 8 basic primary human emotions which could be associated with each of the “kua” of the Bakua. The 8 primary human emotions determine the…