An Energy of Love; Yin Yang and Creating Harmony Within
“A life of wisdom must be a life of contemplation, combined with action.” — M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled
I used to think that I should always be “good”, that was the goal, be a good mother, a good daughter, a good friend, a good person. When I would be honest with myself though and consider my human nature, it just didn’t seem realistic to be able to be “good” all the time. After all, wouldn’t that mean never doing anything wrong, never making any mistakes or errors in judgment? Never having “bad” thoughts? I wondered about the times I consciously bent the rules a little bit. Did that make me a bad person? And if so, how would I fix it, how would I make things better? By asking God for forgiveness? Even for the poor choices I made consciously? Even for the errors in judgment, or mistakes? Were they my fault? Well I guess so since I’m responsible for my actions, but then I was told as a child that I was just supposed to learn from my mistakes?
I thought that there had to be a balance in there somewhere… and then somewhere along the line I learned about the Tao, the energy of Yin Yang, the balance of opposites. “The notion that all opposites are polar, that light and dark, winning and losing, good and evil, are merely different aspects of the same phenomenon, is one of the basic principles of the Eastern way of life. Since all opposites are interdependent, their conflict can never result in the total victory of one side, but will always be a manifestation of the interplay between the two sides. … (The Chinese sages) called the unity lying behind the Yin and Yang the Tao and saw it as a process which brought about their interplay.” — Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics
The ancient belief maintains that there is a balance in everything in the universe. The theme of good vs evil remains a popular one in many cultures. Our society creates different levels of badness or evilness and decides what “wrong” actions are acceptable and which ones are not. When I listen to various conversations, talk shows or news commentary, judgment flies and almost always without any pause for self-reflection. Sending an energy of judgment, hate or fear to another person (with our words or thoughts) just brings it back around to our self because we create the same type of energy for our self that we put out into the world.
“Peace will not come to the world until it comes into your heart. And it cannot come into your heart as long as you see enemies or “evil” people outside of you. Every evil you perceive in the world points to an unforgiving place in your heart that is calling out for healing.” — Paul Ferrini, I am the Door
My goal changed from being “good” to acknowledging the Yin Yang within me, as it is within this universe, and to find a balance within that energy. A goal to find a balance between my human nature and the divine nature of my soul and the realization that it’s not a matter of anything being “good” or “bad”, that things simply are what they are, and that they are all a part of the oneness of this universe.
- – (C)Dani Lynn
My Chi Garden, Discovering Your Own Personal Energy Garden is a journey of self-discovery.
Coming soon: Chapter Five “What Are You Afraid Of? (Taking your power back, forgiveness, creating your reality)
** See also: Discovering Your Own Personal Energy Garden – Live Book:
Chapter Three: Forgiving Our Entire Self, Posted 4-27-2012
Chapter Two: A New Beginning, Posted 4-14-2012
Chapter One: My Own Personal Energy Garden, Posted 4-02-2012
Preface: Discovering Your Own Personal Energy Garden, Posted 4-1-2012
Excerpt: “I started on an outline and notes for this book a few years ago but it ended up being put aside because I got busy with a lot of other things. I came across it again tonight and the idea came to me to share it on my new blog. Most of my notes are in place so I’m going to review everything, update anything that needs updating and then complete and post one chapter every week or two.”