The Yin-Yang is an ancient Chinese symbol of balance, of Harmony, of the Union of the Pairs of Opposites.

Lao Tsu, in the Tao Te Ching, wrote: "Under Heaven, all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness; all can know good as good only because there is evil. Therefore, having and not-having arise together; difficult and easy complement each other; long and short contrast each other; high and low rest upon each other."

We can know white only because we know black, and when we know both black and white, wrong and right, . . . then we might see beyond them.

An old English proverb says the same thing: "Every cloud has a silver lining, and can cheer us up and encourage us when everything seems bleak.

Of course, to benefit from such handed-down wisdom requires application of it on our part; merely to repeat it, parrot-fashion, will have little effect.

And successful application of it could cause even a blind person to say: "Oh, yes! I see!"

In the black,

there is some white;

In the wrong,

there is some right;

In the dark,

there is some light;

In the blind,

there is some sight.

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