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Learning Balance

My icon around here is a yin/yang symbol with a black leopard. (I’ve put a larger version of it in this post, as it’s just too small to see next to my comments.)

There are a number of reasons for my choosing this as my icon. In part, I chose it because black cats are so darn cool. In part, I chose it because it associates well with my long involvement in martial arts. Finally, I chose it because it’s such a great visual summary of balance. Of course balance is what the yin/yang symbol was created to represent.

yin yangFor any who may not know the yin/yang symbol well, here’s a brief primer on it, along with a simpler symbol.

It is circular to represent the world/globe. It is half black and half white to represent the opposing or complementary categories into which much of the world can be divided. [For instance black and white (opposites) or male and female (complements).] To show that these categories are not always neat or absolute, the black portion bulges over to the white side and likewise the white bulges over to the black side. Lastly, there is a spot of black in the midst of the white field and a spot of white in the midst of the black field to indicate that even in the midst of any division, there may be elements of its opposite or complement…

Continue Reading March 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm 24 comments


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Just in case you were wondering who we are and why we de-converted.

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Whether or not you believe in God, you should live your life with love, kindness, compassion, mercy and tolerance while trying to make the world a better place. If there is no God, you have lost nothing and will have made a positive impact on those around you. If there is a benevolent God reviewing your life, you will be judged on your actions and not just on your ability to blindly believe in creeds- when there is a significant lack of evidence on how to define God or if he/she even exists.

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