Introduction to Yin / Yang
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
– Elisabeth Kübler Ross
The Yin and Yang symbol, also known as a Taijitu (diagram of the supreme ultimate), is the principle that opposites live in harmony.
In order to live a full life, we must understand that our greatest darkness actually contains our most sacred source of light. We can see this ancient philosophy even in science where the brightest things in the universe, quasars, are caused by darkest things in the universe, black holes. The process that unleashes the most light is caused by the thing that best imprisons it.
The dance between darkness and light will always remain – the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.
– C. JoyBell C
All Encompassing Philosophy
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
– Barbara Bloom
Life is always teaching us what we most need to know. Sometimes it provides us with negative experiences so that we learn how to deepen, soften and let go, while other times we receive positive experiences so we remember how sacred every breath and heartbeat truly are. If you look closely at your life, you’ll notice that there is and has always been a constant swinging from a positive to negative life experience, and then back again. This eternal pendulum swing is there for one very divine reason, so that you learn how to be free from both extremes, and are forced to discover the deeply creative all powerful manifesting being you truly are.
You are an eternal being who has come here to experience the ride of your life. You’ve signed up to attend this roller coaster ride called life so that you could learn some amazing things and grow immensely. Being the infinite soul that you truly are, you cannot die, so there is nothing really here to fear. To resist any experience you are given is just saying “NO” to this divine growth and forgetting you are infinite being. Saying NO to any experience is simply a mis-understanding of the infinite Self, and you end up defining yourself as small, helpless and finite. This is not the reason WHY you are here. You are here to say “YES” to each experience that arises no matter what is given.
The Yin and Yang philosophy is similar to Tantra. They are both see life from a non-dualistic perspective. The believe that you need the bad in order to see the good. Nothing is left out, and nothing is less divine than anything else. Everything is always perfect, it is all God.