Recently we ran a poll to find out whether sounds can be divided into ‘Yin and Yang.’
As result, the majority decided that vowels are Yin and consonants are Yang.
Would you agree with these results?
So, in this article, I am going to share my thoughts on it,
as well as explore some other topics, including the concept of the ‘Yin and Yang’ mindset.
When sound is produced, vowels such as ‘A,’ ‘U,’ and ‘E’ run smoothly.
They are similar to ‘Water’ if speaking in the context of San He water formulas.
In this sense, vowels can also be referred to as ‘Outgoing Water –
when Qi runs free without meeting any obstacles.
For this reason, I believe that vowels are Yang.
When consonants such as ‘D,’ ‘T,’ and ‘M’ are pronounced, it feels as if they meet an obstacle.
In turn, obstacles are similar to a ‘Mountain,’ which is referred to as the Yin structure.
In the context of water formulas, it stands for ‘Incoming Water.’
Personally, a wider perspective on the concept of ‘Yin and Yang’
is of greater interest to me.
What would be the first image that comes to mind when you hear of ‘Yin and Yang’?
In most cases, it would be Taiji or an image of two fishes,
one black and another white, depicted in the middle of the circle.
Only in rare cases, when people hear of ‘Yin and Yang,’ they are aware that it concerns the dualistic nature of every object.
In other words, each coin has two sides;
there are right hand and left hand;
and there are two different perspectives on the same situation.
That is to say, ‘Yin and Yang’ is a mindset.
It can be a means of understanding reality or the Universe.
When we expand the boundaries, more examples can be derived.
Even people who believe that the concept of ‘Yin and Yang’ represents duality – odd and even numbers or black and white – may be wrong, as there might be a third component referred to as Trinity.
There is an explanation for it. If there is a set of ‘A’ and
a set of ‘Anti-A’ beyond the boundaries of ‘A,’
then there must be a third set that unites ‘A’ and ‘Anti-A.’
As a result, we get ‘Trinity.’
Otherwise, it is not clear why Feng Shui San He School would be called
a School of Three Harmonies, and not Two.
On one hand, there are masculine and feminine principles.
On other hand, where does the concept of ‘Three Harmonies’ come from?
There is something that unites both masculine and feminine principles. There are a father and mother, and a child. If speaking in the context of a living organism, when two merge into one – they create a new entity.
Therefore, when speaking of ‘Yin and Yang,’
we always assume a Trinity.
I want you to understand the following:
every Yang contains a part of Yin, and every Yin contains a part of Yang.
Еhere is always an inclination towards Yin or Yang when
the proportion of Yin excels the proportion of Yang or vice versa.
Despite the nature of this proportion – it is always contained within the whole.
Likewise, men have both male and female hormones,
there are both male and female energies.
In the same way, women have female and male energies.
Therefore, it is impossible to be 100% masculine or 100% feminine.
It would be odd to think so, as it does not work this way.
In terms of mindset – two versions of every event are possible.
Why would not we use a holistic principle of ‘Yin or Yang’ to analyze a situation to build a behavioral model?
Thus, we will be able to identify what behavioral model would be better to follow; or what events may occur in case of variation A or variation B of the same situation.
For instance, you decided to buy gold. Prices of gold go up.
You feel happy, as you have already bought this gold.
Your assets increase in value.
If prices go down, and you lose quite a lot of money on this gold,
then you still can be happy,
as now you have an opportunity to buy more gold at a lower price.
After all, that is just a matter of perspective.
Let us imagine you are selling your consulting business.
You ask an accountant, “How much does it cost?”
There is a certain price for it; the price that you approve, which
complies with the time and effort spent on the development of your business.
Time can be spent on other projects, or on having quality time with family.
Time has a price – it does not come for free.
This resource has limits.
In this case, the ‘Yin and Yang’ mindset would be very useful.
If the person agrees to your terms – it makes you happy.
If the same person rejects your terms – it still makes you happy,
as you have now more time to invest in other projects.
In other words, you are prepared for both scenarios of one situation.
In both cases, you come up with a fair price: fair for yourself – the price aligns with your inner criteria of judgment – and for your team.
Problems start to occur when the price is unfair.
If, for instance, it is too low.
Let us imagine, you want a price ‘X’, and instead, you propose a price “X/2.”
If a person accepts your proposal, then you would experience inner frustration as if you lost something.
It happens because you did not propose the terms that are fair to you.
Do you see what I am trying to say?
For this reason, the ‘Yin and Yang’ mindset is, to some extent, black and white.
One can also perceive the concept of ‘Yin and Yang’ as a maximum unit.
Following this perspective, one sells a product or service on the market for the longest period possible,
setting the highest price and offering the best quality.
You do not compromise – you live in the house of your dream in a place that you love.
Your income is fair, and it reflects your expectations.
One can also perceive this duality of right and left as a handwheel.
As if it is inhalation-exhalation, which can also be divided into Yin and Yang.
There is also an interval between each inhale-exhale that unites them together.
That is when Trinity arises.
There is a so-called ‘one-way’ principle in San He water Formulas.
For instance, if we analyze certain characteristics outside of the house.
All these characteristics are Yang in nature.
But at the same time, if we analyze the house instead, we will have Yin characteristics.
That is Yin inside of Yang.
However, in terms of the ‘one-way’ principle, it would be a maximum of Yin or a maximum of Yang.
For instance, you make a deal on purchasing a business.
Have you ever heard about the ‘win-win’ concept?
When both parties of the deal are playing winning cards.
It is called the art of compromising.
One can make a deal that maximizes the winning bet of each party.
The party intended to purchase the business wins the biggest prize by getting the best possible conditions.
In turn, the party which is intended to sell the business – gets the best-selling proposition.
One standpoint is opposed to another one.
From the buyer’s perspective, it is Yang.
From the seller’s perspective, it is Yin.
There is a counterbalance in every bargain:
the price and conditions.
The better conditions – the higher price for the buyer to agree upon.
The worse the conditions – the lower the price.
For instance, if the buyer is asked to pay at once, without the possibility to take a loan from a bank, or the possibility of self-financing.
That is how counterbalance works.
Speaking of investments, there is a rate of return and there is also a risk rate.
They are opposite to each other.
A higher risk implies a higher return.
In turn, a lower price suggests a lower return.
These things are interconnected.
For instance, many people hesitate when they are asked to set a price for their services.
Why would they?
They hesitate because they do not apply the ‘Yin and Yang’ mindset to the relation between ‘buyer and seller.’
If you play a role of a seller in one situation,
you will ultimately play the role of the buyer in another one.
It does not mean that you have to play the role of one counterparty or another when making a deal whether it relates to commercial or personal relations.
It is better to play a third role – a role of an observer.
That is a role of a third party, a third voice.
Or, as they say, the role of the judge.
The one who takes an impartial role.
This is what creates Trinity, which allows us to analyze all three points of view when we get stuck in personal or business matters.
This approach makes the system more flexible, and as such –
it continues to evolve or transform.
Why does Bazi art include 10 Heavenly Stems?
There are five elements, each element has male and female hypostasis.
In total, it makes 10 Heavenly Stems.
Where do the five elements come from?
Five elements are five movements.
They take their origins from the movements of the five planets:
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
Moreover, the day is divided into daytime and nighttime – Sun and Moon.
Yin and Yang.
In the context of the Sun and Moon, the movements of the five planets
acquires a duality of Moon and Sun, or Yin and Yang.
Thus, we have the number 10.
The notion of five can be found elsewhere.
A human being has five fingers on each hand and leg.
Bears also have five fingers.
Another example can be found in San He water formulas, as there is the so-called ’72 Dragons’ technique.
What does it mean?
How does the number 72 relate to five elements?
The answer is that there are 12 blocks each containing 5 elements.
Why are there 12 blocks?
Because there are 12 zodiac animals and 12 zodiac constellations.
12 * 5 = 60.
Finally, we add 12 so-called ‘Empty Dragons’ to make it 72.
Interconnection makes everything more interesting.
From a practical point of view, I recommend applying the “Yin and Yang’ mindset to different events.
Perhaps, ‘Yin and Yang’ is not just an abstraction or Eastern graphic symbol, which has nothing to do with a human person.
Perhaps, ‘Yin and Yang’ is more than that.
Therefore, one should not hesitate on asking money for the services provided.
Every time you pay for the service to a nanny, housekeeper, private driver, hairdresser, or dentist, you would not question your decision on paying to them, is not it right?
Why would not you look at your situation using the same perspective?
If you sell quality products or service, and it solves clients’ problems –
it gives them hope, and a certain vision of the future, then they would agree to pay the price.
It is a two-way process, and it refers to all the transactions made.
The monetary system is built upon relations.
To be completely honest, the economy is all about relations.
There is one person, and there is another one.
At first, they learned how to breathe, then they took the first step.
In the meantime, they started to talk to each other.
A conversation is a communication tool.
There is no need for written or oral communication if there is none to talk to.
Communication lies at the core of the economic system:
money goes one way; values go another way.
Products and services go in one direction, money supply goes in the opposite direction.
Speaking in terms of a barter system:
one type of product is on one side, and a different type of product is on the other side. This refers to ‘Yin and Yang’ communication –
when handwheel, or Taiji with black and white fishes inside, continues to spin.
It is always worth observing the process of implementation.
If something stops working – it is better to see the whole picture to find out the root problem.