...or about the symbol, by it's proper name; Taijitu or 太極圖
"Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate"
(part of 'A picture Paints a Thousand Words'...)
I have a Thing with this Thing. Apart from its well known meanings (reminding us that Opposites are Only a Manifestation of the Same Underlying Truth and that every Extreme Manifestation contains the seed of the opposite), it's the circle shape itself that is important to me or, more precise, the Center. It's the Center that creates the circle. No matter how big or small a circle becomes, the centre is always there...
This leads me to two things:
First; Every human being feels he/she is (in) this centre. A person always feels Balanced within itself, it is his/her circumstances that are unbalanced. (Aren’t you the sanest person you know?) The Soldier and the Pacifist are Both morally Right in their Own eyes. The lunatic is Only Different in the eyes of the Rest of Society! (Paulo Coelho's "Veronica decides to die" toys with this nicely). I believe that if we feel unbalanced, it's because we with our reasoning mind Accept certain “truths". We then Take these as the basics for our actions, and our actions then push the pendulum "off-balance”, away from the Natural Center.
Everybody is Always Right...
Or, to put it in Other Words; there Isn'T really wrong or right, there is Only Is.
in Doing what we Consider Important (instead of only Talking or Dreaming about it) we Manifest ourselves as a Reality and, in Doing so, shift the Average of our culture to a New Center.