The Yin-Yang (i.e. taijitu symbol) shows a balance between two interactive opposites . . . with a portion of the opposite element in each section (The black Yin side contains a white dot / The white Yang side contains a black dot).  In Taoist metaphysics, distinctions between positive and negative (along with many other dichotomies) are purely perceptual by comparing one to another such that they are not “real” in and of themselves . . . but become perceived by comparing two entities, and they are also perceived by studying the interactions between the two entities such as the balance between internal Qi / Chi / energy that is expressed outward (Yin) and external Qi / Chi / energy that is absorbed inward (Yang).  Therefore, the duality of Yin and Yang is an indivisible whole:  The presence of one necessitates and “brings about” the presence of the other:



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