I, like many of you fine human beings, am really tired of all the division, conflict, argument, and disharmony that this presidential election is bringing into our lives. I find great comfort when I remember that our world—our entire universe—is composed of opposites.
A Combination of Opposites creates the Whole. So it is with our great country.
Nowhere is this better expressed than in the timeless Yin-Yang symbol, which represents the whole of creation as two blended opposites. It is a thing of utmost beauty and it reminds me of the essential Oneness in times of stressful Duality.
Here are some great quotes to remember in this time of seeming disunity:
“Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.”
“Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”
“If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.”
“Science has its own versions of the fundamental duality at the heart of existence. The particle-wave duality, in which atomic components are simultaneously particles and waves, is a primary example. Not surprisingly, DNA has also been shown to possess a version of the particle-wave binarism.”
“At the root of human wisdom is an understanding that we are, at once,
both gods and primates.”
“Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.”