You notice it immediately. The meeting’s hardly started before you realise it’s all going to be facts and figures; all logical and analytical—nothing from the heart at all. I can spot this behavior well because it used to be mine. It took me years since it was first pointed out to me to get out of my head enough to even notice the need to. Now I see it all the time.
The thing is…
We’ve come to rely on our thinking—literally what goes on in our heads—to see us through, or to distract us completely from issues, or problems with people we’d rather leave to another day.
We’ve also filled our lives up with technology and many great benefits have flowed from that, and no doubt will continue to.
The ancients didn’t have that luxury. Their lives were grim in many ways.
But here’s the thing…
Because they weren’t distracted by umpteen channels of information and entertainment and because their lives must have been tough, our distant ancestors had both time and motivation to explore the inner mysteries of life—much more than we do in fact.
The subject of study hasn’t changed in the thousands of year that have passed.
So the conclusion is really inescapable….
When it comes to managing our inner selves, our ancestors knew better than we do.
Understanding a little more about the duality of Yin and Yang is one example. You might find clues as to how to improve your life, your work, and your dealings with others.