In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang.
Yin and Yang only works when there is equilibrium.
Nature – nature thrives when it is at equilibrium.
The ecosystem is at peak when flora and fauna are at equilibrium. A seed is planted in soil, draws nutrition produced by the microbes and bacteria in the soil. The seed grows into a plant, which is consumed by an animal for energy and nourishment. The animal then grows old and dies, and starts to decompose on the Earth, nourishing the microbes and bacteria in the soil. When everything is at equilibrium, the ecosystem functions at its peak and thrives.
When everything is balanced and is at equilibrium, everything will perfom at maximum output, with ease. Yin and Yang cannot exist without the other; they are never separate. The Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine, when in balance, co-exist for the betterment of the Higher Consciousness. Shadow and Light – shadow only exists in the light. When we are at peace in both shadow and light, then we can be truly achieve Oneness.
The most definite course of pushing ourselves out of equilibrium is extremism. This is why we are strive for a work life balance, for example. When our rest time is in balance with our work time, which is in balance with our fun time, we can perform at our optimum, in all areas of our life. Extremism can take many forms. Extremist thoughts and ideologies lead to separation and intolerance of another who do not share the same views. Extreme emotions can lead us down a slippery slope towards behavioral problems and unhealthy social interactions. Extremism towards our physique may lead us down a path of poor physical health.
For us to enjoy on a healthy spiritual journey, we need to find spiritual equilibrium. We need to be as grounded as we are connected. Our physical needs need to be in equilibrium with our spiritual needs. Our external facing Ego selves need to balance with the internal resonance of ‘I AM’. Everything we do at a spiritual, energetic level needs to be integrated in our lives for us to enjoy the benefits of our spiritual journey.
It takes discipline to keep both these seemingly disparate selves in balance.
It is nature’s way to move things to equilibrium. If there is any form of extremism, nature works immediately to achieve homeostasis. The Web of Consciousness works the same way – the minute too much of the Web tilts one way, there will be rise and a tilt the other way, to maintain equilibrium.
As long as we embrace our ‘I AM’ and are faithful to our true resonance, embodying and embracing ‘I AM’, it will bring us back to equilibrium.
Flow with ‘I AM’ to be at equilibrium.
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