Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Classic Chinese beliefs: Yin and yang
We in the West tend to look as things as black “or” white, right “or” wrong, etc. There is separation and unrelatedness in the Western perspective. Whereas, the Chinese view opposites as evolving and cycling. There is neither right or wrong, but rather there is balance, transformation, interaction, and dependent opposition. We need both to maintain a balance.
Yin are softer qualities that tend to make you sleepy and relaxed. Yang are bright qualities that stimulate and activate. A good question to ask yourself is : Does it stimulate or calm me?