Monday, November 8, 2010

Priority within Yining and Yanging

There are times when I'd sit here with a tiny nag inside. Its that same grasping feeling that is reaching for something to satisfy some need. Its great knowing I can sit around being happy.

But this conflicts with a need to take action in order to prevent loss or difficult situations in the future. The future is essentially now. And so is the past. The past exists as lessons now. And the future exists as potentials for the next steps.

Taking action and being happy with each moment is pretty much what one could conclude from combining the two experts above.

The thing is that I've been a bit to immersed in 'yin' (being happy) to really even be bothered with 'yang', (taking action).

I've figured that these are wholly worth doing:

Prevention measures like saving the world from the insanity of thinking there is a self
Serving others
Holding to simple interpersonal principles of character like faithfulness, vigor, and courage
Developing Potentials like going to school and developing usefull skills, learning new things, exploring..etc

1 comment:

  1. Cool, man.

    What I've noticed is that good things tend to carry the reason to do them inside themselves.

    Like snowboarding - you don't need an extra reason to do it. Learning it has it's moments of suck, but when you're really good, yeah, it's awesome. I imagine. I still suck at snowboarding.

    Freeing people is just the same, it can be a bastard at times when you're learning, but when you really start getting good it's one of the coolest things you can do.