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Chapter Thirteen Our Transformational Breakthrough

A 5,000-Year-Old Insight

The I Ching, known in the Western world as The Book of Changes, is the oldest continuously used book in human history. Its origin traces back almost 5,000 years. The title, in Chinese characters, expresses three meanings. It communicates that (1) change is constant, (2) change is the only stable reference point in life, and (3) the never-ending process of change can be simple, easy, and natural for us.1

Chinese sages were not the only observers of the constancy of change. Around 500 BC, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus founded a school of philosophy based on his observation that “all things change,” including all humans.2

It fascinates me to find that Chinese sages ...

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