Thinking and Feeling and Balance

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“We think too much and feel too little.” – Charlie Chaplin

In ancient Chinese medicine, the energy that dealt with the head was always the yang (masculine principle) energy. The energy that flowed in and around the heart was the yin (feminine principle) energy. In this paradigm, thinking was a process of the masculine principle and feeling was a process of the feminine principle.

This historical information is easily overlaid onto our contemporary culture where a hallmark of a patriarchy is thinking and reasoning. Our emotional nature, the feeling part of us, is considered less important by almost every aspect of society.

But hooray for Charlie Chaplin! He got it! In our patriarchal culture, we often do think too much and feel too little. We are out of balance. And to reclaim balance, we need to feel more. Said another way, instead of leading with our brains all of the time, we need to lead with our hearts much more often than we do. Bringing more of the feminine principle value of feeling into our world and interactions will make everything absolutely better, I promise! Give it a try!

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About Vicki Matthews

Award-winning author, naturopath, and teacher who is passionate about establishing balance in our world.
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