What Is I Ching Hexagram 10: 履 “Correct Conduct” ?
Lu is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 10. With inner and outer trigrams forming sky over water, this Hexagram is called ‘correct conduct’ or alternatively named ‘treading’ or ‘continuing’. Hexagram 10 symbolizes emotional readiness on how to conduct ourselves in certain situations. It’s a time of reviewing our inner feelings and how they are affecting the business and love aspects of life.
Hexagram 10 calls for a time to review and strengthening social skills. By thinking about current events and behaviors, it is then possible to remove the bad behavior and replace them with more productive emotions. It is easy to have feelings of envy and jealousy when we look at the possessions and success of others.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 10:
Hexagram 10 reminds the caster to push aside feelings of jealousy as soon as they arise in order to show respect and goodwill towards others. How often do we long to have what others have obtained? These emotions are perfectly human and will arise several times on our life path.
It is easy to become tangled up in emotions of want and greed. To view others based on their possessions and not their personalities will never allow a viewer to see the true form of that person. Instead treat others with respect in order to gain success.
I Ching Hexagram 10 – Personal Goals:
The journey through life can be successful as we take one phase and focus on it before moving on. Reviewing personal actions and behavior helps to mold the type of person we want to become. Not necessarily what we want to achieve, but how we are going to achieve success based on our inner attitude towards others and life.
I Ching Hexagram 10 – Love:
To those we love and cherish, it’s important to always be kind and respectful. From a young age, we are taught to show respect to our parents and to our elders. As we grow older, this is a lesson we continue to uphold and teach to the rising generation. There is much wisdom that is preserved when taking care of those who are much older than us.
When we have siblings that are more successful, we should continue to encourage and uplift them. Be good to your spouse and treat your partner with respect. Being jealous is a treacherous business that will often lead to more trouble. You never know when someone else’s success can lead to a better future for you.
I Ching Hexagram 10 – Career & Business:
There are many types of people we will interact with in life, both in school and in the work area. Some of them will become close friends and allies while others we will always feel cold towards. No matter the case, we should always treat others with respect, especially those we don’t know or understand.
It is possible to kill with kindness. By showing others goodwill, it can inspire a dark person to turn towards the light. Showing respect to others in a business environment will lead to success.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
TREADING. Treading upon the tail of the tiger.
It does not bite the man. Success.
THE IMAGE POEM
Heaven above, the lake below:
The image of TREADING.
Thus the superior man discriminates between high and low,
And thereby fortifies the thinking of the people.
We cannot help what others may do when it comes to their attitudes and actions. Instead we must always be an example onto others on proper conduct. Many times we will be hurt by the words of others that can spark anger and rage, but Hexagram 10 is a reminder to always have respect and kindness towards others.
Now is the time to work on these social skills and a form of discipline that will help aid behaviors in all social settings. What we learn from this time of personal review will help prepare for future social events that will play a key part in our success, both in the work place and in the personal life.