Interconnectedness of Opposites

Just like a coin, everything has two sides. We can only know something by knowing its opposite. We identify what we like by identifying what we don’t. When challenges, disagreements and difficulties arise, the recognition that both sides must exist can help...

The Play of Opposites

The universal law of polarity instructs us that everything is accompanied by its opposite. Every tide that comes in must go out. There’s no right without wrong, yin and yang aren’t good or bad, just opposing sides of the same thing. If we’re unaware...

No Bad without Good

Some challenges feel so bad it’s hard to imagine you’ll ever recover. That’s when it’s most important not to deny or stuff your anguish. Feeling your feelings is a central part of moving through hardships. But even at the lowest point, you can...

Yin, Yang and You

The yin yang symbol is a visual guide that elegantly portrays the nature of reality. The outer rim represents the ultimate oneness of everything. The opposing sides each contain within them an element of their opposite, suggesting that nothing is completely one-sided....

Pros and Cons

When facing challenges it’s especially important to look for silver linings. After feeling the fear, disappointment, anger or frustration, think about the positive benefits that might not be immediately apparent. When you open your mind to potential upsides of...

Polarity Persists in Perpetuity

No matter how much success you experience, some degree of its opposite will always be present. Fantasizing of a time when everything will be in alignment with your preferences is unrealistic. Even times of great fortune contain within them some degree of tension,...