A Yin Yang of a Morning
This morning when I saw this frozen leaf lying almost nest to the thawed leaves, I thought about the Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin-yang (yīnyáng), which is often called "yin and yang", is used to describe how opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many natural dualities (such as light and dark, high and low, hot and cold, fire and water, life and death, and so on) are thought of as physical manifestations of the yin-yang concept. The concept lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise.
Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (instead of opposing) forces interacting to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation.
Here were to different parts of of nature, one was a side-affect of a cold night that had given way to ground-frost and the other had given way to the early morning sunshine and had shaken off the shackles of the frost and given in to the warming rays of the sun. One leaf was cold and sparkled with frost and the other leaves were warm and glistened in morning dampness.
In todays world we see a lot of people not willing to to make commitments to each other or institutions like churches, clubs, or uniform organisations. Often people make hollow promises, they seem good on the one hand, but are thinking or acting something different entirely on the other. People promise to attend, but then makes excuses why did not turn up. Often people make appointment, but do not attend. people order food on the internet, but then are not in to receive it. The food is wasted and cannot be returned to the shelves, but good comes out of bad and some of this food finds it’s way to Foodbanks.
All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. As it is with the good, so with the sinful; as it is with those who take oaths, so with those who are afraid to take them.