and be optimistic.
The environment is promising of nourishment but
its delivery is not
certain. This is a time of waiting.
The nourishment may be something that you have
been expecting, perhaps
in response to a prior initiative, or it may come as a complete
You may actively cultivate an expectation for
being optimistic about it, by reminding yourself of it regularly, or by
fantasising about how it may play out. However, you should not attempt
to actually secure any outcome since your own efforts may be
The hexagram relates to expectation of a
specific, perhaps singular
event. Habitual expectation, whereby one demands the same response
every time a stimulus occurs, can only serve to obscure reality.