Let’s go.. Be humble – ready to rumble!
One sides favors the other side. This is the basic understanding of the Symbol known as Tai Chi. It looks like two drops or two fishes chasing each other. A process of swirling around water, a purification process we can observe in rivers and in the air. The book “Tao Te Ching” written by one of my greatest idols Laozi: a Daoist sage from Mountain Wudang in China. I heard people saying: “you cannot understand this book”. It contains a very deep wisdom of the working of our world. It was a motivation for me to study it and I can say with clear eyes and a full heart:
we are in a collective process of understanding how this beautiful world works
Laozi knows about it and therefore navigates the human plane with ease and grace. The knowledge is revealing itself more and more. It is about understanding the dynamic of the two forces of giving and taking. I give – You receive. It’s a communication process that happens within oneself, goes out and triggers an internal communication process in the other.
How the cognitive (mind) information processing works, I will explain in an other article.
As I said: we have a male (yang) part and a female (yin) part. Therefore we say that the man gives and the woman receives. This is on the outside of the communication process.
The essence (the small dots) show that in the active part there is a receiving part in order to maintain balance. If you only give, you lose yourself and therefore you need the quality of the yin.
The same is true for the receiving part. Within the process of receiving a motivation is give is born. When you receive you want to give back.
I conclude that every human being is like the Tai Chi Symbol. I mean.. I believed that men are the YANG PART and women are the YIN PART. Do you see the consequences?
Men have to make first contact with women. Men have to be the active part. They take the responsibility and the lead. Men are running behind women, chasing them.
A very interesting point is now that women start to evolve in their male qualities and start leading and therefore we get chased and have to become more receptive.
We become equal and the fight of the genders becomes equal. It’s not that women have been suppressed. We just focused on men being active and women being receptive. Now, we are opening to the opportunity to see and experience the full spectrum.
Key learnings for today:
Men becoming more receptive means to observe patterns which leads to a more objective man instead of an angry one. The evolutionary process leads to meditation, to understand processes by observing them and applying schemes from one area to another (third step of learning) This means: when you understand a process within your body, you somehow feel drawn to the same processes in the outside world. It might not be easy to understand this and it’s not even important to grasp it intellectually! More important is to start to fall in love with observing.
Observing means not to influence the outside world, it means being passive and letting the world as it is. You become more objective, a quality that is embodied by a referee which often wears black and white like in the Tai Chi symbol.
East and West are coming together. Here we see what I mean with that you find what you understood in a different setting. The sage finds and understands the process of the two opposing forces in themselves and finds them again in the referee leading a sports match. The referee is like the sage and the sage like the referee. East is West and West is East. It means: if you go all the way to East, at some point you end up what was described as West and the same is true for going to the other side. The Tai Chi of the sages is the same love like playing Football is for young athletes...
This is the positive aspect of the YIN part. In the next article I want to show the “darker side” of it by focusing on how to handle weaknesses.
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