posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:38 PM
What you are speaking of is essentially nondualism. While on the outside the ying yang symbol is known to represent duality and "perfect balance".
While this interpretation is correct well, to the extent that one can truly make many dualism/ ying-yang connections with this symbol. It does seem
fit as a symbol for dualism, it works well.
However, for the more esoteric teachings the symbol represents nondualism. The perfect harmony of the 'two' becomes one.
This is seemingly what you are describing.
The symbol represents the two opposing forces of Chi within our bodies and universe (our bodies). The end goal of the martial Taoist and also Chikung
and Neikung practitioner is to take the yin yang energies and combine them into one.
That is the physical side.
There is also the philosophical of the dualism/ nondualism. On the outside Taoism focuses on the importance of opposing forces. Good and evil is the
easiest to relate so I will use that. Essentially, Taoism (the yin yang symbol) emphasizes the importance of opposing forces. Without "evil" we
could never have any "good". For, without evil we would have nothing to base our judgment of what is good. With this understanding the yin yang
symbol represents these opposing forces good/evil, light/dark, big/small, above/below, etc.
But, to get deeper; yin yang symbolizes unity, not division. The esoteric side says that since our understanding of good is based upon our experience
of evil, both are subjective. For, I could have experienced better food than you ever have. As far as you are concerned the food you are eating is the
best in existence. The important understanding in this is that to you, your reality is still that you are eating the best food. You have nothing to
compare it to so you are still eating the best food in the world.
If I have experienced a locale with more freedom, more "good" but you have not than our understanding of what is good and evil can not be nearly so
black and white.
What is good for me might not necessarily be good for you.
Esoteric Taoism and some other esoteric teachings recognizes the murkiness of personal experience and how we define things based on it.
Instead of stating that "good is nothing without evil" the esoteric appreciates this but takes it further and says essentially that because of this:
"there is no good nor evil, there just IS".
What you are discovering with the tin yang symbol is essentially the beginnings of the esoteric Taoist teachings that have been passed on for
thousands of years.
If you are making conclusions like this without guidance then there really is no better sign that you are at least for now heading down the right
This happened to me. I started theorizing about certain spiritual things and interpreting things like literature and art and all kinds of other things
in new ways (new for me). I started making a lot of philosophical and spiritual assumptions and coming to lots of theories and new techniques if you
All of these techniques and theories have already been elucidated throughout time.
It was a great encouragement for me, here I was, diving into something totally ignorant and getting it all "right". It was a huge turning point in
my life and I have been on the path since.
It let me know that this was all inside of me already.
I would say that this should be a hint for you my friend. You are on A right track.
Good Luck and Namaste for your discovery.