The hexagram means strength on the inside and weakness on the outside.
External conditions are difficult but one finds
With strength on the inside one is able to probe oneself
deeply and get to the heart of a matter. The hexagram also means sincerity.
By reaching to the feelings at the depths of
one's being one can
connect with the life-springs least affected by outside influences.
Sincerity of feeling provides the strength to weather the difficulty.
The hexagram has a strong association with water.
The conduct of water
serves as a model for the authentic behaviour that arises from
sincerity. Water finds the easiest way round every difficulty by
remaining true to its deepest being.