Amerigo Vespucci may not have discovered America but he put it on the map.
October 11, 2011
Night changes into day.
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
The ancient Chinese understanding of the natural order of things.
The familiar symbol is in the shape of a circle.
The outer circle represents "everything," while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" and "yang."
Yin is negative, dark, passive, cold, wet, feminine and yin is positive, bright, active, dry, hot and masculine.
They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.
This concept of complementary opposites is believed to have originated in ancient agrarian religion.
Being in the great outdoors gave you a lot to think about.
Later, it formed the basis for Taoism in the 6th century BC.
Taoists believe it is not happiness we should seek but inner peace.
Understanding the nature of things in ourselves.
This explains why if you are dealing with the Chinese, they're generally uncomfortable talking business first.
They might want to go through the process of getting to know you, dining with you and then dining with you some more.
Maybe they're on to something.
We can always learn something from ancient teachings.