The Yin and Yang symbol, a minimalistic depiction of a dual existence. The whole, stripped to the core. A clear, simplified illustration, whispering harmony, order and structure. Loved by the human brain for its simplicity, clarity, and symmetry.
The deeper meaning behind the Yin Yang symbol is that everything is made up of opposites: darkness-light, male-female, matter-space, sound-silence. However, the opposite poles cannot be isolated; they are connected to each other, like the two sides of a coin or magnetic bars. When a magnetic bar is cut in half the two opposite poles are not separated (as suggested by the idea of monopoles) because the two halves will both remain to have opposite poles. In the human dimension we can perceive these opposites with our five senses. We can even see the shades, hear the scales and feel the levels between opposites that connect them.
Yin and Yang goes beyond the physical. It also represents our abstract (metaphysical) worlds of mind, emotion, moral values and consciousness in which the opposites of positive-negative, good-bad, love-fear, happy and sad exists.
The symbol as such, is a beautiful, meaningful illustration of balance and structure but balance to a point of stagnation. Structure to a point of stagnation. Opposites that are connected but limited and contained. Just like a perfectly pruned, formal garden, in which one cannot see the underlying movement unless each plant in that garden is allowed to grow freely, like the rest of nature.
The Yin Yang symbol as it is, seems to be constrained within a balanced state of structure. What if the circle that contains the symbol is removed to render existence infinite? What if it could show movement causing a state of unorganised entropy?