Over the past three years, I have been deep-diving into the endlessly fascinating art of Chinese Metaphysics. After decades in motorsports communications, taking that first step was akin to a journey into the unknown.
But what a fascinating journey, it had been!
Today, I am able to meld the art of Bazi and Qimendunjia into actionable solutions for professionals keen to upskill and upgrade themselves.
More on that later. For now, let’s start with the basics – the concept of duality embodied in the Yin and Yang. Google the term and you will find a long Wikipedia page talking about light-and-dark, male-and-female, etc etc (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang)
A 2017 article by Alastair Dryburgh came closest to explaining the concept of Yin and Yang when applied to business. He said, “Progress has two sides. The light side is creating. learning and succeeding. The dark side is destroying, forgetting and failing. The one cannot exist without the other, but too often we focus our attention on the light and try to ignore the dark.”
At its very core, the concept of Yin and Yang can be explained in three easy words – Cause and Effect.
To elaborate, what is the Cause that will bring to fruition, the Effect that you want? Conversely, how do you avoid the Cause that will bring the Effect that you do not want? To drive sales, what is the critical factor that needs to happen? To get that promotion, what sort of value must you deliver? What needs to happen, in order for you to start your own business?
Yes, it’s as simple as that.
In my next post, I aim to de-mythify the art of Chinese Metaphysics. No, it is not as woo-woo as you think.