Tag Archives: yin

Equality, Balance, and Fear

A culture where status, rights, and opportunity aren’t granted equally to all citizens cannot say that it values equality. In the absence of equality, selective supremacy exists granting some citizens more privileged than others. Supremacy and privilege are hallmarks of cultures … Continue reading

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The Women’s Marches: Witness the Power of Yin

I’ve been a student of Chinese philosophy for decades and as anyone who has read this blog knows, I really resonate with the balancing energies of yin and yang. They are two sides of the same coin, two equal but … Continue reading

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We Need the Yang of Yin

In the vernacular of doing versus being, the masculine principle is wired for doing and the feminine principle is wired for being. My usual litany in this blog is that our patriarchal culture needs more of the feminine principle: more … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wonder!

Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates  I love the word, “wonder;” it sounds so melodious. According to Merriam-Webster, wonder means “rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one’s experience.” Beautiful. The definition alone feeds the soul. … Continue reading

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In Search of Peace

The presence of violence has been considered normal in our world for millennia. Warfare, aggression, the use of guns and other weaponry to enact perceived justice are all staples of a world ruled by patriarchal principles. And while there may … Continue reading

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Thinking and Feeling and Balance

“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 … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself

What kind of a world do I want to live in? Easy! A world where people really are equal regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, education, age, or any other discernable difference. A world where all of our differences are … Continue reading

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