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Many times it's tempting to think challenges can be solved solely with rational facts and figures. This tough analytical approach is like what the Chinese call Yang. "I can convince this person by debate or with numbers." or "If I just cut expenses I will be well off financially."
Yin is the Chinese name for the softer more emotional, dreamy side of life. "If I listen to my inner voice or to another person perhaps I will learn something new." or "It would be nice to visit Europe someday."
In our world emotions and dreams are often discounted and even scorned. Throughout history impact leaders have relied on emotion and reason (think Mother Teresa or Gandhi). They combined wisdom (Gandhi had a law degree and Mother Teresa studied nursing and English) with emotional dreams (march to the sea or Calcutta slums) to create lasting love and change. What if yin and yang, emotions and reason worked together in your financial life?
For instance, consider the planning and budgeting and economizing (reason/ yang) you would do if you knew you could watch your favorite basketball/ baseball/ football team front row (emotion/ yin)? And what great economizing and earning could a couple do if they had a very emotional goal to visit Hawaii or the Caribbean?
Your family finances will improve miraculously when the concept of yin (emotional dreams) is used to fuel yang (planning, saving, researching).