Sunday, May 18, 2008

Are You Sure You're Getting Enough...

yin with your yang or, yang with your yin...?

The yin/yang is the easily recognized Taoist symbol of the interplay of forces in the universe. In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang represent the two primal cosmic forces in the universe. Yin (moon) is the receptive, passive, cold female force. Yang (sun) is masculine- force, movement, heat.

The Yin/Yang symbol (image above) represents the idealized harmony of these forces; equilibrium in the universe. In ancient Taoist texts, white and black represent enlightenment and ignorance, respectively

If you’re not getting enough balance of yin and yang, I like to equate that with fucking in the same position; day after day; week after week, month after miserable month; year after excruciating, boring-ass year.


Here are a few examples that come to mind; struggling with too much yang, but not enough yin:

Darth Vader
George Bush
Wiley Coyote

On the flip side to the examples above, here's an example of too much yin and not enough yang:
Picture a commune, chuck-full of women; all having their periods at the same time; with no men in sight. Hell, there’s not even a strap-on cock on the premises.

I don’t know about you, but I really try and balance my life. It’s a constant tight-rope walk between what makes me happy - like striving to become a porn/writer star, or staying in bed all day and fucking my lover, or spending a gloriously long time washing and drying my hair, or getting my bottom spanked and blistered while wearing my nasty, little, school-girl uniform (any role-playing outfit works actually...I’m digressing) and my everyday responsibilities, which usually have some monetary value attached to them. Soooo, that means I have to work; cutting into my happy activity time mentioned above.

Thus; I find myself daydreaming; wondering what it might be like to wake up and find that all my responsibilities were taken care of, because I’m filthy.

Filthy, rich.

I get wet just speaking about it here with you today. Ahhhh…

…there goes the sound of my alarm clock’s shrill shattering my daydream state and I’m suddenly jolted back into reality, like a triple-espresso. “Hello! Wake up ‘wanne be’ porn star. Wake the fuck up!”

Damn. I hate that.

Anyway, back to the yin and yang. I’m usually guilty of not adding enough yin to my everyday, balls-out, yang life, so I’m working on adding things like yoga, or playing my guitar more and or learning to become an expert at HTML, CSS and XHTML, which requires quiet (yin) time; absorbing, studying and researching; calming yin.

I do know some people that can’t seem to get out of bed; suffering from the opposite; too much yin and not enough yang.

Not having enough of either one isn’t good though, because you need the right amount of both for balance, which makes you well-rounded and whole. You have to recognize when the scale is tipping to one side; when the proverbial pendulum is swinging too far to the left or to far right (which is a travesty in itself) and you have to add some more of one or the other in order to pull yourself back and get centered.


How do you know if you’re in yin/yang balance? What do you do when you feel the scale is being tipped too far in either direction?

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