Tuesday, July 31, 2012
YIN And Yang.
As Shimon Peres stated “when you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist. “ According to Chinese tradition Yin and Yang are the representations of the Sun’s cycle, change of season etc. Yusuf Begg explains that there are complementary attributes not conflicting ones. Like Laurel and Hardy, the Good cop and bad cop, like a wave has to have a trough. While Yin is pure energy, Yang is the body and yang originated from Yin. Yin and Yang are polar opposites that are complementary and not conflicting. Yin changes to Yang and vice versa and at the extremes when the change is taking place there is disharmony – akin to our mind life crisis. Remember Hal Ashley’s being there and Peter Sellers mumbling in the garden, growth has its seasons. Spring, Summer Fall, and winter. This is the Tao theory of finding balance in nature. There is a bit of opposite in everything. Depending on the hemisphere the mountain slope gets more sun, Yang while the opposite get the darker YIN, the feminine side, the nurturing force, with characteristics of devotion, forgiveness and flexibility.