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Check To See If You Maintain A Good Yin-Yang Balance Or Not

Check To See If You Maintain A Good Yin-Yang Balance Or Not

You will notice when you observe the world around you the positive and negative forces. The Yin and Yang represent the struggle of everyday life and the larger picture of society as well. Within the Yin we can see a circle of Yang. And within the Yang we see one of Yin. The calm of the Yin swirls about the fury of Yang. Light and dark, the balance of both is essential. The laws of the universe state for every action there are separate but equal and opposite reactions. To understand these forces you must imagine the purity of white and dominance of black. The small center of dark Yang in the pure Yin keeps it centered, and balanced.

Positive and Negative

The positives and negatives of life sometimes become unbalanced. If you have more negative feelings you feel dark and angry. If you have positive things in your life and are pure you feel sad and lonely. This is because you see so much negative around you that it overwhelms you. You would do well to remember your negative center, because if you do you can thrive in these situations and become more balanced.

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If you are negative and have too much Yin in your life you can find yourself lashing out because you’re angry or restless. Remember that there is something good inside you, and you will have a balance that will stabilize you. Stability and focus are the result of the harmony of Yin and Yang. And eventually we all balance out. One symbol that will forever be remembered as one of peace will always show us that inside we strive for balance, the world, and our universe will balance out the negative and positive energies contained within its circle.

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    How does Yin-Yang balance effect you?

    To truly have a centered and purposeful life you have to have some positiveness. If your life is nothing but negativity you will fail at everything you do, and you will feel terrible while doing it. When darkness comes does it not displace the light? If you have too much positive in your life then you are ignoring the darkness beneath the surface. Somewhere in the deep expanses of your unconscious mind lie a hidden self that will wither if not balanced.

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      Finding your center

      In the Yin-Yang duality you can find balance by find your center. Your inner Yang or inner Yin is there for you to examine and meditate on, use this force to learn about the negative ones in your life so that you can control them. To find this perfect balance is not impossible, though you may think it is improbable. Our world has grown so much and diverged enough from a balanced way of life that it is hard to find the inner you, and balancing your life.

      Too much work and no play can make you dull. Too much food and no fasting can make you fat. Pleasure and pain are often confused and associated, yet they are not alike. In fact, they are the Yin-Yang of your sex life. Whether it is emotional or physical pain you endure, it shouldn’t outweigh the pleasure you have for a relationship. If you can find a balance of small things in you daily life then you might be able to tackle the tough one like relationships and your career. Although if you look at it another way, you might be one half of the Yin-Yang equation in your relationship.

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      Which one of us is the evil one?

      As I said, no one thing is completely Yin or Yang. They are opposing forces or ideas, but they flow and change as night and day do. The lines of the separate parts swirl together and intertwine to create a system of opposing forces. And this is what you want for your life — balance. Too much of one thing is never good especially if you’re consuming it. Drinking too much alcohol and not sobering up is not a good balance. You could harm your relationships with other as well if you do one thing too much. Too much talking and not enough listening can sometimes be bad for your health if the person that’s talking is an angry woman. Anything in excess is bad for you, moderation of things as simple as cosmetics or condiments can be harmful to you. Too much spice can be a bad thing sometimes.

      So if you’re having health problems because of an inner balance you should remember this symbol. If you ever want to remember why you need balance in your life the nearest reminder of a life of excess and darkness may be closer than you think. For many, a positive “buzz-kill” will disrupt their fun times, but that’s why we all need enough positive people to outweigh the negative ones. The balance of earth has been disrupted too, we all must find our centers and help sway the forces to achieve a sustainable planet.

      Featured photo credit: Republic of Korea via flickr.com

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      Last Updated on December 2, 2018

      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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      Review Your Past Flow

      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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