For instance if someone likes a movie or book that we don’t, do we immediately (perhaps subconsciously) think that person is wrong?
How often do we divide things up between right and wrong, good and bad?
Humans have survived because we could divide things up between what harms from what was friendly. That’s how we got here.
We have survived thus far, but what is now needed is a new model.
It is time to view life through the lens of polarity instead of duality. We need a sense of unity rather than division and opposition in our world. We don’t have to kill or harm what seems frightening and wrong.
Polarity unites. Duality divides.
Perhaps polarity is best understood through the symbol of the yin and the yang—a circle half filled with light and dark, in which the light continually flows into the dark and back again.
This is the true circle of life where there is no division, only differences. Perhaps it is our job to find that which connects what we think of as wrong, or different.
All differences are basically two sides of the same coin. But we will only find the connections as we explore and investigate the differences.
By investigating and listening to what it feels like living from the other perspective we will learn new information. At the core of all this information we will find common ground. But it takes effort to get to the core.
We need to ask questions such as what life feel like from this stance? What is like in your world? And then listen.
Everything has multiple views. We gain more information when we can see from the other person’s perspective and can make a more informed decision.
By listening deeply to the other we can garner the truth for it will resonate within us. The rest is the dross and will dissolve. Only the Truth stands. That which is isn’t true has no real ground to support it and will eventually fall away. We can see this in the long history of our world.
I desire unity, not division. Thus I make every effort to step into the side that I have thought of as wrong or to be avoided. As I do this I learn something. I find a connecting link at the very core of what I had discounted or refused to look at.
Something new is born from this connection and life flows forward.
May you live in peace and happiness,