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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 9, 2019

      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

      Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

      Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

      Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

      1. Get Rationally Optimistic

      Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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      This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

      In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

      The result: no more mental stress.

      2. Unplug

      Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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      How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

      It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

      Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

      3. Easy on the Caffeine

      Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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      Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

      4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

      That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

      How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

      • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
      • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
      • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

      While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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      5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

      This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

      The result: mental stress will be gone!

      So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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