The yin-yang means so much more than day 'n night, good 'n evil, love 'n hate. It shows us the way of life. If you take the middle line that splits the two opposites and stretch it into a continuous line, you will notice a wave of highs and lows. The yin-yang reminds us that there will always be a high or low on it’s way. The lesson it teaches is how to ride the wave. If you’re in a low place, completely depressed or lost, you can feel at ease knowing that there will be good times to come. If you have everything, on top of the world, be prepared because there will be hard times to come.
The more you can recognize this and just go with flow, the easier and more enjoyable your life will become. Life isn’t always going to be easy and at the same time life isn’t always going to be hard. It’s ever-changing and never permanent like waves gently crashing into the sand. Some people have become a master at recognizing this and can genuinely smile in the hardest/lowest times in their lives because they are confident that the “crest” (high-point) of life is on it’s way. Even as they are digging in their couch searching for their their last penny, they feel at ease knowing more money is on the way.
Imagine how much stress you can avoid every time you recognize that this is just the wave of life. You can really tell how well someone is “riding the wave” by how humble they are whenever they have it all and how patient they are whenever they have nothing. Have you ever noticed how hard someone who is Self-Centered and Self-Absorbed falls? They fall “bigly.” Now let’s say you’re at the top and you’re humble/generous knowing that you will take some hits. When the hits come, you will be more prepared. Not only that but people will more likely help you and ease the hits.
Appreciate the lows because they make the highs that much better. Hold on to those good moments as they are present because you will come down eventually. Embrace the break so you can appreciate the crest with your arms stretched into the air. Have fun & Hang Ten.