Yin is usually characterized as slow, soft, insubstantial, diffuse, cold, wet, and tranquil. They are generally associated with Femininity, birth and generation, and with the Night.
Yang, by contrast, is characterized as fast, hard, solid, dry, focused, hot, and aggressive. They are associated with Masculinity and with the Daytime.
The Yin/Yang symbol is one of the oldest and best-known life symbols in the world, but few understand its full meaning.
It represents one of the most fundamental and profound theories of ancient Taoist philosophy.
At its heart are the two poles of existence, which are opposite but complementary.
The light, white Yang moving up blends into the dark, black Yin moving down.
Yin and Yang are dependent opposing forces that flow in a natural cycle, always seeking balance.
Though they are opposing, they are not in opposition to one another.
As part of the Tao, they are merely two aspects of a single reality.
Each contains the seed of the other, which is why we see a black spot of Yin in the white Yang and vice versa. They do not merely replace each other but actually become each other through the constant flow of the universe.
Perhaps I need to take this philosophy and put it to good use. If my opposing forces are just as necessary as my other side, and if I can see them as a harmonious balance in my life - perhaps I can then sit and relax and let the ebb and flow of the good times and bad come and go.. Because they will always come.. and yet they always go.