Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Yin and yang is you—it’s me—it’s everyone. It is one of the most profound communication symbols of mystical reality upon which the whole of existence exists: it can demonstrate a healing goal sought after in oriental medicine, a philosophical concept to be contemplated, or a mystical symbol on which to meditate.
Yin and yang can indeed be a symbol of many things to many people. Visual symbols have been with mankind since the beginning of recorded history, yet the symbol of yin and yang has held people’s attention in a far greater way than other symbols—and for good reason. Most symbols communicate lesser truths, while the symbol of yin and yang communicates life itself.
For life, it symbolizes the manifest and the un-manifest—the un-manifesting darkness living within the manifesting white, or conversely, the manifesting white existing within the un-manifesting darkness. From a mystical point of view, it can be thought of as the manifesting light, or physical creation’s foundation, living within the un-manifesting darkness or Spirit.