Yin and Yang
What’s it about?:Yin and Yang
Are you yanging too much?
Or do you engage your yin too?
There is nothing wrong with being busy.
Providing it is balanced with some healthy time switching off and recharging.
Something ancient Chinese wisdom has know for many years.
The yin and yang of life.
Seems to me that many people in their busy lives today are yang energy dominant.
Yang energy is all about doing, results, faster, more, productivity and achievement. And yang energy stimulates your sympathetic nervous to produce adrenaline and cortisol and get your mind and body ready for action.
And of course…
This is good when you want to…
…complete a project.
…build a house.
…beat your 100m personal best.
But too much yang, too much of the time, has a price.
Many people in the modern world don’t know how to connect with their yin energy and switch off.
Yin energy is all about relaxation, being not doing, meditation, not being busy and staying calm.
And when you engage this energy, your parasympathetic nervous system kicks in – triggering relaxation responses in your body.
I guess it’s not surprising that yin energy is hard to connect with for many people. The modern world is a yang dominated world all about, bigger, better, faster – more, more, more.
Some people simply don’t know how to connect with their yin energy anymore.
Or even worse…
They actively avoid it because of fears of what stopping for a moment may reveal.
I am unhappy with my life.
I don’t like my job.
I am unhappy with myself.
But these things don’t go away just because you avoid them by keeping busy.
So maybe it’s time to consider if you are “yanging” too much?
And if so, what can you do to restore balance in your life by allowing the balancing yin to play a bigger role in your day to day activities.
I’m off to remember to balance my yin and yang.
How about you?
To your fulfilment.
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