The companion book suggests an alternative view of the Wheel, not a stationary one which goes in a continuous circle with ups following downs following ups, but one that rolls across time, indifferent, its only role being pure change.
I'm reminded again of how powerful choice is. There isn't any question that change will occur including the ones we deem unthinkable; there is no doubt we will be altered by those changes. So when presented with an opportunity of choice, isn't it better that we take our own tiller and guide change when we can? How many times have we observed someone flattened by change and wondered why they hadn't done something, the signs were obvious the Wheel was coming?
"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new spot." ~ Washington Irving 1783-1859