Recently I’ve been really intrigued about this concept of the energy that surrounds us. There are some things that even though we cannot see, they exists. And the energy is one of these things. The world is pure energy, we are energy, our cells are energy. There’s nothing solid in this world, everything is an illusion of our minds.
“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Niels Bohr
And this sentence blows my mind every time I think about it. But it’s not about quantum mechanics that I want to talk. I want to talk about the energy that rules our world and our way of being and finding balance.
The other day I came across this yin and yang concept, nothing new, except for the fact that this was the first time that it called my attention due to this connection with energy.
In the Chinese philosophy these two words describe how opposite forces are complementary, they need one each other in order to find the right balance. Two halves that together complete wholeness, sounds romantic. Neither of them is absolute, nothing is complete without the good and the bad, the hot and the cold, life and death, day and night, the femenine part and the masculine part.
And if you think about it, it’s so true. This duality is what governs the Universe and our actions. I feel it’s such an elementary and complex concept.
The Yin is the femenine, the passive, intuitive, dark and cold side. It represents the moon and the night. It’s still, soft and delusive.
The Yang, on the other side, is the masculine, active and logical side. It represents the sun, the light. And it’s strong, hot, expanding and bright.
Together they create the energy that’s around us; Harmony and balance.
And it’s funny to see how they both are in every single aspect of our existence, even at the most basic level, the Universe seeks to mantain balance. The atoms, for instance, strive to find balance between the positive (protons) and the negative (electrons) charges. And we can apply the same idea to other levels.
If you live in a busy city, you’ll eventually need to go to the seaside to feel sane, if you work out hard on aerobic exercices, you’ll be missing the anaerobic benefits, and vice versa. If you feel anxous or depressive then it means that you have an excess of one of the two energies and you need to find something from the opposite energy to balance that aspect of your life.
There’s energy in food as well, for example when we live in a hot country (yang) we crave raw fruits (yin) because we need to balance the energy in our body. And when we are cold (yin) we will crave hot foods in us (yang), this is exactly why I don’t believe in raw diets.
I once talked about balance in one of my posts and I had one comment asking me. But how? How do I find the balance in my life? Well, now I think if you translate your problems to energies it’s easier to find out how to encounter the right balance in your life.
“The dance between darkness and light will always remain. The stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars”