Balance: Feminine and Masculine

“Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. ” – Margaret Fuller

Quick post for today, as I am anxious to get packed and loaded for our weekend fishing trip!

It seems like I have had a “theme” for my life this week: balancing masculine vs feminine. Seriously, it seems to be repeating itself to me everywhere I go. I have just started a marriage class with my church and our first study is on the book, Love and Respect. This week’s lesson really hit hard on the difference between male and female and how neither is “wrong,” just different. It is really important to appreciate these differences and find balance between them. A harmonic marriage is found by balancing between the masculine and feminine needs.

Likewise, my yoga teacher last night mentioned the need for the masculine and feminine features of the body to work together in order to find peaceful practice. The head (masculine) cannot work efficiently without the aid of the heart (feminine) and vice versa. Without lifting the chest, you are unable to properly lift the head. They must work together in harmony and not fight against each other to find stability and peace.

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This theme just seems to be following me around lately, so I had to share. I can’t wait to share details and recipes from our fishing trip this weekend. I am going with my husband, father-in-law, and our dog, Wesley, so I hope the masculinity in this bunch won’t overwhelm me too much!

Have a safe weekend – Taryn

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