04 Yin and Yang
The Way of Yin and Yang
The secret to enjoy life.
Hated by who you love,
and loved by who you hate.
There are those who attack,
and those who defend.
Angered even when you do your best,
but complimented for which
you did nothing.
At times it's better to take a detour
than to go straight ahead.
Change is the only thing constant.
Joy arrives after sadness.
Life is about not fearing death.
The concept of yin and yang is the originate in Taoism. We, the organism, naturally try to maintain equilibrium - the balance between Yin and Yang in every layer of our being. For example: A person who catches cold (Yin) will raise (Yang) the body temperature. The heat (Yang) will cause thirst (dryness - Yang). Water (moisture -Yin) helps to quench the thirst. (Cooling -Yin)
The Oriental Medicine stress importance on prevention - to assist what the body does naturally. The focus is not so much on removing the symptoms, but to ease the flow so that the body’s own immune system can remove undesirable elements, by using energy work and herbs.
In essence Spiritual Medicine is no different. The purpose in life is to live in joy, which is our birthright.
If we divide the problems and worries that each of us have into yin and yang, we can say, “Things I cannot change,” and “Things only I can change." Things you cannot change is the actions of others. Things only you can change is acceptance of others and let go of blame, and instead focus on self determination.