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IS YOUR NEGATIVITY OVERRIDING YOUR POSITIVITY?



"The principle of Yin and Yang is a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy and culture in general, dating from the third century BCE or even earlier."


"This principle is that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example female-male, dark-light and old-young."

  • Yin is the passive, negative force, while yang is the active, positive force.

  • There is an element of yang within us that is filled with entrepreneurship, passion, purpose, compassion and every other imaginable wonderful human quality.


And the other yin element?


This part of your Yin spends its time negating all of the above, sabotaging your efforts and trying to convince us we will never make it, are unworthy and worst of all, unloveable!

Does this sound familiar?

Okay, maybe not to the extremes I have just mentioned, but how about feeling you have reached the glass ceiling, stuck in limited beliefs, or hampered by less than optimum behaviours?


Is it time to embrace and master both sides of the same coin?


Why? Because if we don't recognise, accept and embrace both the Yin and Yang elements of ourselves, we will never become Whole or Complete!


By denying the shadow side of our duality, we will quite likely be relentlessly and obsessively pursuing distractions of any kind, for instance; becoming the next (unhappy) trillionaire, filling the inner void with meaningless possessions, new this-new that, lingering too long on Facebook, Candy Crush or stuck in front of the TV, overindulging in food, work and sex; you name it.


The true mastery of life, is to see both sides of the same coin and recognise the value in each side, then deciding which elements serves you best.


If we are to live a richly rewarding life with the opportunity to be of service to others, then we must gain mastery over any destructive or inhibiting thoughts, patterns, or behaviours.

Does it feel like there are two of you?


Which one do you choose to guide your dominant behaviour?



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