Thursday, April 14, 2011

Strike a balance

                                                               Picture taken from here

Do you recognize this symbol? If you don’t, here’s another one, to help you jog your memory.

This symbol represents the complementary yet opposite nature of the masculine (Yang) and feminine (Yin) energies. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin.

The shapes are not completely black or white. They have a “seed” of the other color in within them as a reminder that things in life are not completely black or white. Everything is inter-connected.

The Chinese refer to the sky as yang and the earth as yin. Yang is active and yin is restful. Thus, as activity culminates in rest, which in turn culminates in activity, yang becomes yin and  yin becomes yang. These two elements are inseparable since they imply each other.

Imagine the round symbol of yin and yang as our earth . It’s filled half with white and half with black. What does black and white means? Can it mean the evil/bad and the good? And in within the white, there’s a seed of black. In within the black, there’s a seed of white. 

Can the earth be fully black or fully white? Is that possible? If it is indeed possible, where is the balance then?

And to maintain a balance, must it be necessarily half black and half white? If it is? What does that mean in our life?

Points to ponder...

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