Quantum Fire Posted September 1, 2011 Share Posted September 1, 2011 Over the last few weeks, before and after her apothesis, Uncle Shen, or Traveler as other folks knew him, had begun to take Cora aside for training, to begin to teach her to focus, to learn the ebb and flow, to learn the nature of philosophy, the essence of the Tao, of balance in all things, though Traveler had been avoiding the religious aspects for the most part, he was more concerned with the idea of balance, of the Yin and the Yang. Today, was the first major day of training after her apothesis, sense he had taught her the essence of moving meditation, of meditation in dance, and she had apotheosized the next day. "In the essence of the Yin is stillness, silence, calm. In the essence of the Yang is the active, the direct, the forceful... a still pond is Yin, a busy river is Yan, except in places where the water is still.. but nothing is without both aspects, shade is yin, but it is caused by the yang of the sunlight. We know that the universe is made of energy and space, for even matter is a form of energy, in this aspect, the Yin and the Yang is seen most clearly, the Yin is Space, the Yang is Energy.. but within Energy. I tend to use the words still and flow, but even those are lacking in a full understanding." Shen reached out and touched her, and suddenly they were high on a flat mountaintop, nearby was what appeared to be some ancient, rundown Tibetan monastery. "Here, we will study still and flow, or yin and yang, as they apply to you, daughter, so that you can truely know yourself, and in knowing your self, better know the rest of existence. Go, change into the outfit I have placed for you within the temple, and we shall begin." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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