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A much maligned and misunderstood symbol is that of the Yin and Yang. You see it on posters, buttons, T-shirts and dangling from the necks of obscure, long-haired youth.
Before I ever understood it, I saw it from an artist's perspective. a beautiful and powerful design, stunning in its simplicity.
To learn that it symbolizes two fish, one white and one black and that each form defined the other was eye-opening.
That it represented a view that life is created of opposites, night and day, up and down, love and hate, right and wrong, good and evil, Satan and God, justice and injustice, negative and the positive and that one could not exist without the other was dumbfounding.
The Western view of life is that we must suppress the negative forces in favor of the positive ones, that they are mistakes and have no place in our lives. How can we re-learn that to completely know love, we must also embrace hatred, that these opposing forces are inextricably bound to one another, each with equal value?
Dualism is embraced by many cultures in the world. There is no place for the Third Eye, I would suppose.