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  • noun A circular symbol consisting of a white and black droplet (), representing the fusion of the concepts of yin and yang


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From Chinese trad. 陰陽, simpl. 阴阳 (pinyin: yīnyáng).


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  • One evening an old Indian Chief told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

    "The one you feed," replied the Indian Chief.

    February 13, 2007

  • And if one starves, YOU die...

    May 1, 2007

  • I like to think that if my Evil wolf starves, and my Good wolf prevails, there are enough others in the world who have allowed the opposite to happen. Balance still exists, but the conflict has shifted from within me to the world at large. So I'm not just spinning my wheels in place, but actively making a difference. I haven't died; I've only begun to live.

    May 1, 2007

  • Can one thread of the Cosmos pluck out another? If the warp could pluck out the woof, so much for the weave. See also enantiodromia, panentheism and hylopathism.

    May 1, 2007