My opinion on the importance of duality or yin and yang.
We curse the Dark as it should not even be allowed here. We complain about the negative and the dark aspects of ourselves, others and life, but the truth is that everything that exists is needed. It doesn’t mean we have to like it, but we know it’s needed. It’s why we might be here. All aspects of life is in a dualistic yin/yang harmony.
Look at the ocean: It is still sometimes and it roars sometimes. Do we complain when it roars? No, it’s all perfect.
Look at electricity: A connection between the positive end of a wire and a negative end of a wire make it all happen.
What about protons (positive) and electrons (negative)?:
“Atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus.
Electrons surround the nucleus.
Protons have a positive charge.
Electrons have a negative charge.
The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite.
Neutrons have no charge.
Since opposite charges attract, protons and electrons attract each other.”
Do we scoff at electrons? No. It’s all perfect.
Look at both hemispheres of the brain: Right (feminine) vs Left (masculine). Do we berate the masculine energies within? Of course not. It’s all perfect.
Look at a 24 hour day: Half is light; half is dark. Do we yell at the dark for being dark? No way!
Look at a some plants: Lots of beauty but lots of thorns and spines.
What about the best music?
“The richness of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff comes not just from the high notes but from the lowest notes as well.” –Marilyn Van Derbur
Look at roller coasters: If they were just going up or just going down all the time, how boring would that be? (Not that would even be possible, but you get my point, right?)
So, why is it that we berate ourselves and each other for our Darkness?
When we avoid the negative, we avoid the richness and beauty of life.
Unless we are being abused, we are free when we let Life just be who it is. At least for me, that is the hardest thing for me to do: To accept life and others as they are. I’m getting there, but I’ve a long way to go.