Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue # 7: 2nd Quarter, 2018 | Page 5
Finding Balance...in a Playground
By Paul Hinsberger
One of the Fundamental Principles of Shamanism is that of establishing and maintaining Balance. I
illustrate this by sharing the concepts of Yin and Yang. Here is the way that I convey this:
Most likely, you are familiar with the Principles of Yin and Yang: Yin is characterized as slow, soft,
yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity, and
Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky,
the sun, masculinity and daytime.
A very powerful way to look at things is with a simple visualization of a seesaw or teeter-totter.
Look at the image...to your left is Yin, to the right, Yang.