Yin-Yang: The Cosmic Duality, which together can create HEAVEN ON EARTH
- The yin-yang philosophy says that the universe is composed of competing and complementary forces of dark and light, sun and moon, male and female.
- The philosophy is at least 3,500 years old, discussed in the ninth-century BCE text known as I Ching or Book of Changes
- The symbol is related to the ancient method used to track the movements of the sun, moon, and stars around the year.
Yin and yang elements come in pairs—such as female and male, moon and sun, dark and bright, cold and hot, passive and active, and so on—note that they are not static or mutually exclusive terms. While the world is composed of many different, sometimes opposing forces, these can coexist and even complement each other. Sometimes, forces opposite in nature even rely on one another to exist.
The nature of this duality lies in the interchange and interplay of the two components. The alternation of day and night is just such an example: there cannot be a shadow without light.
Their balance is important. If one is stronger, the other will be weaker and they can interchange under certain conditions. In other words, yin elements can contain certain parts of yang, and yang can have some components of yin. The balance of this duality is perceived to exist in everything.
Nowadays humans are very yang, because we are very driven to the outside play that is going on. We are surrounded by too many informations, options, possibilities, deflections and interferences. In fact many of us are 70 % yang and only 30 % yin. This leads to severe disharmony in our body, our soul and our mind. It is a big challenge to stay in balance, but reconnection NATURE, meditation, Feng-Shui and Qi-Gong practices can lead you back to your source!