Gate 30: The Gate of the Recognition of Feelings
This is a gate of desires of the kind that ignite the soul, move you ever onward, and awaken your passions. This gate pushes you to act, experience, and seek adventure. It encourages us to rush into the thick of things without thought for the consequences. After all, thinking too long can lead to disappointment. True pleasure comes from experiencing something you didn’t even know existed. Worry not: In time, your inner flame will settle down, and you will be able to view it through the lens of wisdom. Remember that life is not about hardship, limitation, or fear. It is about having faith in your feelings, following your desires, diving into adventure, and growing rich in experience. Listen to the desires burning within your soul. But beware: Desires can be random and fleeting. Learn to distinguish between what you need and what you don’t.