The Yin and The Yang

In times of pandemic, we are often preoccupied with worries, fears and dread.

We are all surrounded by uncertainties. Especially now, when the only thing that is certain is being uncertain.

Emotions constantly swirl in our hearts and minds. So here is your daily reminder that what you are feeling is normal.

As time pass by, some of our feelings and worries level off as we slowly grow comfortable in a set routine.

We call this Adaptation.

Hats off to you for being strong. YOU ARE A FIGHTER.

Along with our adaptability, I have discovered another source of our strength and that is EQUILIBRIUM.

I am constantly fascinated about how everything manage to be at equilibrium. Call it Yin and Yang. It is embedded in the concepts of good and evil, happiness and sadness and so on.

Human nature is also rooted in it. We are filled with good intentions and evil thoughts. We rejoice and savour in happiness and wallow in our own pitiful sadness. The Yin and the Yang.

The year 2020, although far from ending, has brought us along in this one crazy joy ride.

TIME LINE 2020

  • JANUARY 7: The World Health Organisation is notified of the novel coronavirus, then known as 2019-nCov, in China.
  • JANUARY 11: China records its first coronavirus death.
  • JANUARY 23: Wuhan, China the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak goes under an unprecedented lockdown, impacting 11 million residents.
  • FEBRUARY 11: The WHO names coronavirus disease COVID 19.
  • MARCH 10: Italy becomes the first country to implement a nationwide lockdown.
  • MARCH 11: The WHO declares the coronavirus as a pandemic.
  • MARCH 24: The 2020 Summer Olympics, which were supposed to take place in Tokyo, are postponed until 2021.
  • APRIL 2: Global coronavirus cases surpass one million.
  • APRIL 7: Officials in Wuhan, China, lift the city-wide lockdown after 76 days.

It is overwhelming how the pandemic has impacted our daily lives.

Going to concerts and comfortably going to crowded areas, has now become a luxury we fervently hope to re-experience.

Grocery shopping, a trivial thing in the past, is now a war zone as we don our masks, face shields and gloves as gears before we step out of the comforts of our homes just to buy basic necessities.

A concept that used to be out of this world is now the new norm.

The New Normal as we now call it could either be viewed as good or bad. The Yin and the Yang.

Remember like Rome, the New Normal wasn’t made in a day. Days, turned into weeks turned into months worth of lockdown finally built up to this moment.

Jotted down below, are my personal insights on how the lockdown affected my contemporary reality.

The GOOD

  • The pandemic made me realise how important work friends and family are.
  • The pandemic made me realise whether rich or poor, we are all affected. This disease knows no borders and doesn’t know the concept of social classes.—-Equality.

The BAD

  • The pandemic made me realise how deep, shallow my pockets are.
  • The pandemic made me realise our vulnerability. After all we humans are not a well oiled machine.

So how does Yin and Yang come back into the picture?

The principle of Yin and Yang is that…

All things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites.

A principle dating back to the 3rd century BCE or even earlier, made famous by King Wen in the 9th century is quite complex.

For this philosophy has been present for at least 3,500 years, it would be quite heavy to be talking about it in detail. Nor am I in the position to impart its teachings and philosophies.

But here is the gist. The balance of yin and yang is key. If yin is stronger, yang will be weaker and vice versa. The two must co exist, as the yin elements must contain parts of yang.

In these times of uncertainty, what these novel ideations such as (COVID19, quarantine, lockdown, the new normal) has imparted to me is the importance of maintaining a state of balance.

As we try to apply centuries thousands of years old philosophy in our new daily lives, learning not to tip the balance is our new challenge.

Finding courage in our fears.

Finding happiness amidst this sadness.

Finding calmness in the state of this anxiety.

Finding freedom in the confinement of our homes.

I hope this message could somewhat ease your burdens and worries. May it spark a little positivity in you.

After all what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Let us together find a balance between the Yin and Yang.

Together let’s KEEP SANE IN THIS INSANITY.


I would love to hear your thoughts. Please do drop a comment down below.

  • What are the good and bad things the pandemic has brought into your life?
  • How do you manage to find a balance between your yin and yang?
  • SIMPLY, How have you been?

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Timeline 2020 credits: insider.com/shocking-things-that-have-happened-this-year-100-days-2020-4

4 thoughts on “The Yin and The Yang

  1. Lockdown has been an eye opener for me. My work, certain people and priorities are starting to fall into place. For instance: I was devoting 10 hours in a day to working on my passion, which is all great.But, in the meanwhile, my physical health took a backseat. I started having grey hair and body aches frequently.

    I didn’t want to learn about all this in such a way. Covid- 19 has surely played a critical role in my life. I’m sure it’s the same with everyone in some or the other way.

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it. Hearing your insights on it was great.

      It’s good to know that I’m not the only one feeling this way. But it’s sad that our wake up call had to be a pandemic. We had to be corned in order for us to see what our true priorities are.

      Hopefully through this, we will continue to remember what are those truly important things that matter.

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