"The principle of Yin and Yang is a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy and culture in general dating from the third century BCE or even earlier.
This principle is that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example female-male, dark-light and old-young."
Yin is the passive, negative force, while yang is the active, positive force.
There is an element of yang within us that is filled with entrepreneurship, passion, purpose, compassion and every other imaginable wonderful human quality.
And the other yin element?
This part of your Yin spends its time negating all of the above, sabotaging your efforts and trying to convince us we will never make it, are unworthy and worst of all, unloveable!
Does this sound familiar?
Okay, maybe not to the extremes I have just mentioned, but how about feeling you have reached the glass ceiling, stuck in limited beliefs, or hampered by less than optimum behaviours?
Is it time to embrace and master both sides of the same coin?
Why? Because if we don't recognise, accept and embrace both the Yin and Yang elements of ourselves, we will never become Whole or Complete!
By denying the shadow side of our duality, we will quite likely be relentlessly and obsessively pursuing distractions of any kind, for instance; becoming the next (unhappy) trillionaire, filling the inner void with meaningless possessions, new this-new that, lingering too long on Facebook, Candy Crush or stuck in front of the TV, overindulging in food, work and sex; you name it.
The true mastery of life, is to see both sides of the same coun and recognise the value in each side, then deciding which elements serves you best.
If we are to live a richly rewarding life with the opportunity to be of service to others, then we must gain mastery over any destructive or inhibiting thoughts, patterns, or behaviours.
Does it feel like there are two of you?
Rick’s passion and purpose in life is clear, and everything he does supports this. His journey in life has been hardly a straight line. Returning from the battles of combat in the Vietnam War at just 22-years old, he was a self-described - “broken man”. Rising up from this, he undertook both a corporate business path in the energy sector, as well as a spiritual one, studying with masters across India, China and SE Asia. Rick is a TEDx speaker and author, but above all, he is a master at intuitively listening, understanding and helping others see what they cannot see in themselves.
Rick was born in England, and then spent over 30-years in Australia and has called Ubud, Bali home for the past 10-years with his wife and family.