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Yin and Yang

All civilizations call the emptiness or the void as the beginning of the Universe: “In the beginning…the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep...”  [1]

The emptiness is a source of unlimited energy that existed before the beginning of time; according to Chinese philosophy, when in the emptiness the energy reached certain point it transformed and became Yin, then it reached another point and it transformed again and became Yang. Yin and Yang are the two forces or types of energy that cannot exist without each other, the two opposites that attract: day and night, black and white, sound and silence, movement and stillness, male and female.  

The emptiness is one that gave birth to Yin and Yang that are two and gave birth to three that gave birth to everything that exist. This is the basic principle of Chinese philosophy that is similar to the principle of life in all civilizations yet it is beyond our ability to comprehend but what it means is that everything in the universe is energy or a form of energy and that nothing in the universe exists outside the context of the cosmic trinity: heaven, man and earth.

Nothing in the universe is static, everything changes and as it changes it generates imbalance between Yin and Yang. As Einstein discovered, energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed and it is through transformation that we are able to reach balance between Yin and Yang, which allows us to be better, to do better and ultimately to be happier.   

[1] The Bible - Genesis 1:1,2

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