The Dao

eastern philosophy is based on the premise that all life occurs within the circle of nature. things within this matrix are connected and mutually dependent upon each other. nature is one unified system, the Tao, with polar complementary aspects: Yin and Yang. nature is in constant motion, following cyclic patterns that describe the process of transformation. when the elements of nature are in balance, life is harmonic and flourishes. when the balance of polar forces is upset, disaster looms.

Between Heaven and Earth
Harriet Beinfield