Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday Tip Day

Keeping Balance in Yer Life
Response to A Meme Tag

Sabi: Kimo and I was tagged by Boy, but I thought I would give a stab at this myself. Pay attention ladies, I have a furry intellectual side. So, here goes;

How do you achieve balance in your life?
Well, da ways I sees it . . . you gots to have da YIN-YANG thing goin’ on. Here is a good definition:
The Yin-Yang symbol represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen. 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.

While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen.
Now, I used to think everything was black & white, like me. But then I noticed, hey . . . I’ve got a pink nose and green eyes, so I’m not really all black and white. So I guess it’s true, when they says “things in life are not completely black or white.”

Now, an example of how I use da YIN-YANG thing;

Example: When Kimo has something I want, that’s the YIN stuff goin’ on. And when I gets that thing fer myself, that’s da YANG thing. When he’s steals it back, that’s the YIN again . . . then I get’s it back again, and that’s the YANG again! The “interaction of two energies” and “a sense of the continual movement of these two energies.” It’s really not so complicated.

What is your biggest challenge in balancing your life?
Paying attention . . . hey, what was that? . . .
be right back . . .um, sorry about that . . .
what was da question?

What are your priorities?
Keeping physically fit so’s I can wrestle stuff away from Kimo. As I clearly described in my first example, da pre-wrestle would be da YIN (da darkness of not having something Kimo has). Then the post-wrestle would be da YANG (the lightness I feel when I wrestle da thing away from Kimo) . . . and so on - it's a continuum.

How have your priorities changed over time and why?
I am only 2 years old, they have not changed much. Plus da YIN-YANG concept has been around fer centuries, so if it aint broke, don’t fix it.

What advice can you share to help all of us balance our own lives?
Pay attention more and keep up wif da YIN-YANG thing – that’s all, easy-peasy.

So, that's it right? Was I supposed to do something else? Hey, . . . Kimo, come here . . . let me see what you got . . .

Problems arise in that one has to find a balance
between what people need from you
and what you need for yourself.
Jessye Norman quotes


Skeezix said...

I love whut yoo've done with yer page! And this was a vary good meme. I still hafta rite mine. But I have to git balance in my life ferst. Like, I hafta lern not to fall off the upstares railing onto the downstares.

Tara said...

Sabi, I'm very impressed! You are quite the intellectual. I should have remembered that yin-yang thing on the way home today (yin-I hate being in this moving box, yang-I really love being home).

Tara said...

Hey, Am I going color blind? Did your page just change from purple to yellow?

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Yoo sure are intelekshual, Sabi! Yer getting vary deep in thawt when yoo tawk abowt the colurs and how things aren't just blak and wite.

We like the Yang bettur than the Yin...eggsept if we were Kimo...ummmm, yeah...were supur confused now!

Dragonheart said...

Wow Sabi, you are very intellectual! I enjoyed reading your answers. You are a well-balanced cat!

Daisy said...

Sabi, you are very wise for such a young cat.

jeter harris said...

wowzer sabi,
yer so smart ... i could hardlee keep up wid wut u wrote! iz kimo da yin uv yer yang? or ar u da yin uv hiz yang? i dunno ... i gotta reed dat post again ... i'm feelin a little bit unbalanced.
orange u cyoot on yer blog today!
luv--yer bfadm--jh

Parker said...

You have explained the yin-yang concept so well that I now feel better when I want a treat my brother has, when I steal it away and when I enjoy eating it!

The Cats Stephens said...

I really enjoyed your thoughtful answers! I had never really thought about things that way.


Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Great advice! You make a lot of sense and I love the orange today!


Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oooo I like that explaination. It gives proof that Bendrix must exist as a part of me. The good vs not so good balance. I gotta go tell mommy!

Artsy Catsy said...

Sabi, this is one of the best blog posts I've ever read! I'm not surprised, since you've got than yin-yang head thing goin' on! Kitty kudos to Sabi!!


Caesar + Princess said...

This is a very impressive and thoughtful writing on the balance of you life. I would like that yin-yang to come over to my house.

deep. you are very very deep :-)


George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Wow, you're really a deep thinker, Sabi. You know, the ladies are attracted to guys that think about important stuff!

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Those are great! Well thought out! I am a true believer of Yin and Yang!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

you no a lotta werds an you sownd furry smart an so i'm gessin' yur rite 'bout whuteffur you sed, but i'm still wonnering...whut did Kimo haf?

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

So, yoo want what yoor brofur has, yoo ressel him and take it away and dats a good thing? Just wondering, cuz when I take sumfing a way from one of my sisfurs dey make terribul noyzes and mom yells at me. Maybe I should just tell her I'm balancing da yin-yang.

momsbusy said...

sabi yu ar fery in-ta-lec-shu-al. wise beyond yur years.

yuki & kimiko

DaisyMae Maus said...

We're orange, too!

Phoebe said...

I don't know much about that yin and yang thing. Monica and I share things pretty well. I usually wait until she is done with something before I use it.

Chairman Mao said...

Hey, cool beanz! That's really cool, the yin and yang thang. You're a real smart kittycat. I'll have to remember the yin and yang thang when I'm rasslin' with Brainball. If she has my yin thang, I'll get it and make it my yang thang.

Or somethin' like that. Hey, I'm a Meezer with a Chinese name -- I oughta study up on this stuff, hehehehe.

Lillie Ammann said...

Thanks for participating in the meme and sharing the great ying-yang advice!