Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

Yin and yang are the opposite forces of nature that, according to Taoism, act to create and change all things. They have been a part of Chinese culture for centuries and are used for many perposes. They are an important aspect in the I Ching, a classic in Chinese philosophy.

Below is a list of some things that are yin and yang.

* Dark is yang, while light yin.
* Moon yin, sun yang
* Shade yin, brightness yang
* Stillness yin, movement yang
* Low yin, high yang
* Heavy yin, light yang
* Falling yin, rising yang
* Contracting yin, expanding yang
* Earth yin, heaven yang
* Flat yin, round yang
* South yin, north yang
* Female yin, male yang
* Inward yin, outward yang
* Passive yin, active yang
* Opaque yin, clear yang

Yin and yang connot exist without the other. They are the forces of the all encompassing Tao.

Understanding the interaction of yin and yang helps us navigate our way through life.

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