My Yin and your Yang!

In Chinese philosophy, the ‘Yin/Yang’ concept talks about finding balance, or creating it, in order to get to satisfaction. It is represented by half bright and half dark circle, with a dot in each side of the opposite concept. In other words, nothing you encounter in life is fully bright and positive, or dark and negative. You will always find yourself in a fifty-fifty situation, Always! And only with the type of mindset you have and the type of reactions you give, your satisfaction of yourself will follow accordingly. Up until this week, someone told me about how they are amazed by how satisfied and happy I am most of the time. It is not the first time someone gives me such comments. for example, I was questioned before about the strategy I use because they believed that life was treating me right by opening its doors for me wherever I go. The truth is, life is not always babies, puppies and everything nice! If only they knew how hard I had to fight to reach this level of calmness and satisfaction about myself. How I sacrificed to pass through dark clouds to get to the ‘rainbow’.

The bottom line is, my circle may not be like yours. In order to find balance, you have to search for what sparkles joy in your soul and completes your emptiness. look for what makes you wake up every morning feeling excited and motivated to accomplish one step towards your ultimate goal, and do that! Even if it meant for you to take the long way to get to your destination, you will most likely reach something good at the end of this difficult road!

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*This week’s favorites*

Fav Netflix Movie/ Series: ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’
~ 2015 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 59m
Fav Book: ‘The 10X Rule’ By Grant Cardone
Fav Phone Wallpaper:
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12 thoughts on “My Yin and your Yang!

  1. Ying Yang is also known as Ida and Pingala in Vedic scriptures. You are certainly right, and these two energy flows need to be balanced to attain tranquillity. However, what sparkles joy in our Soul is not the external factors always. The soul is naturally joyful, and it is not that “happiness” belongs to the Soul. Today we often confuse happiness with pleasure; but pleasure is only an illusion, a shadow of happiness; and in this delusion, we may pass his whole life, seeking after pleasure and never finding satisfaction. There is a saying that man looks for pleasure and finds pain. Every pleasure seems happiness in outward appearance; it promises happiness, for it is the shadow of happiness, but just as the shadow of a person is not the person though representing his form, so pleasure represents happiness but is not happiness in reality.

    According to this idea, one rarely finds souls in this world who know what happiness is; they are constantly disappointed in one thing after another. That is the nature of life in the world; it is so deluding that if a man was disappointed a thousand times, he would still take the same path, for he knows no other. The more we study life, the more we realize how rarely a soul can honestly say, ‘I am happy.’ Almost every soul, whatever his position in life, will say he is unhappy in some way or another; and if you ask him why, he will probably say that it is because he cannot attain to the position, power, property, possessions, or rank for which he has worked for years. Perhaps he is craving for money and does not realize that possessions give no satisfaction; perhaps he says he has enemies, or that those whom he loves do not love him. There are a thousand excuses for unhappiness that the reasoning mind will make.

    But is even one of these excuses ever entirely correct? Do you think that if these people gained their desires, they would be happy? If they possessed all, would that suffice? No, they would still find some excuse for unhappiness; all these excuses are only like covers over a man’s eyes, for deep within is the yearning for the true happiness which none of these things can give. He who is really happy is happy everywhere, in a palace or in a cottage, in riches or in poverty, for he has discovered the fountain of happiness which is situated in his own heart. As long as a person has not found that fountain, nothing will give him real happiness.

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    1. Hello Shiyam!
      wow. what an amazing way to look at it. I totally agree! a person might live in poverty or wealth, yet feel empty from inside. It all depends on what we have in our souls and hearts. If a person is satisfied at some level, they will find happiness. Actually, reading your comment reminded me of a quote I read once that says: ” You may find happiness, when you least expect it.”
      Again, thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate it!

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      1. أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ
        This is another way of looking at it. Soul is heaven bound and the Mind and Body is earth bound. Happiness belongs to Soul and it cannot last long for Soul if it’s attached to earth bound objects. Uniting with Source ( Creator) is the ultimate happiness for Soul.

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      2. Everytime I see the caged birds I get reminded of this fact. At times the birds are obedient and enjoy their time and eat whatever the owner gives. They tend to forget that they don’t belong to this cage. At times they fly around within the cage looking for an exit. Don’t you think our Soul is like a bird trapped in the bodily cage ?

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      3. Hmm I agree partly. I believe, some times we feel this way because of external factors, or we might be under certain pressure, other times we don’t because of strong faith. Yet, regardless, I believe everyone has experienced, or will experience, this feeling at least once in their lifetime. 🙂

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      4. Thank you for speaking your mind always. Let me put this way. Whatever is continuous disappears from our perception, whereas anything that is momentarily tangible becomes visible to us. You can observe this when you start a journey on a boat or airplane. At first the noise of the engines is almost unbearable, but as we go on we get accustomed to it, so that after couple of hours we find that we do not notice the noise any more, while at the same time we can hear the least whisper of a friend speaking to us. The continuous noise is now no longer audible unless we stop, to pay attention to it. You can hear the voice of your Soul only when you shut down all the senses in your body and turn inward. This is what I have been doing for the past few years.

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