Lately I have experienced challenges in different areas of my life: health, financial, social. I think a lot of this is based on preconceived ideas of how I think things need to be, rather than accepting current conditions. The I Ching says that an obstacle lasts only as long as it is needed. If I can use these challenges I am experiencing as potential lessons, by seeing what I need to learn (what perceived lack in my life caused me to think I needed to create something?) then there is a real opportunity for self development and growth.