Today’s guest post comes from a stranger whom I instantly befriended on our chance meeting at LAX. I met her for a brief hour or so as we waited for different flights and have not seen her since. Today she writes to us about how we should enjoy life’s challenges and what we can gain from appreciating the yang as well as the yin.
If life is a swing then the yin and the yang are the vital movement of life.
In Chinese philosophical thought yin and yang are described as opposing or contrary forces, however they are actually complimentary and thus interact with one another. Embracing yin is to also celebrate yang, without the ups there are no downs.
Think about what we are encouraged to believe ….are you thinking about all the truisms of our world and behavior that is displayed all around us?
When we manifest we only manifest “good” because there is no excitement in looking forward to the “bad”.
However, If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day.
“Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny
When “bad” happens we are totally unprepared and often become unwelcoming of “bad” or negative events. We also tend to go one step further, In that, we actively try to prevent “bad”.
Thus we are stopping the swing of life from moving too far, the problem is without yin there is no yang.
As parents we go to lots of trouble to make sure the swing of life stays still, our children have a safe secure life as we prevent as much “bad ” as possible from disrupting our children’s perfect life, as we protect them, coddle them, love them, give in to them and save them, we also stop yin and yang the universal flow of energy that is our life balance.
Are we as parents preventing necessary life experiences of “good” and “bad” Perhaps we smooth out life so much that our children don’t get the great “highs” because we stop the great “lows ” from happening.
If life is a flow of energy, and that energy is always in movement, then yin and yang must swing high and low for the balance to be in tune with the universe and harmonious with the movement of our world.
Everything has both yin and yang aspects, for instance shadow cannot exist without light.
We should be excited when the next “yang” comes crashing through our day!
You can rest assured that yang will be followed by a “yin”. The ever moving flow of the universal swing, moving as we accept the balance of energy left, right,up,down,good,bad,light,dark,happy,sad,life,death…………always moving always changing, yin and yang