a-z challenge O: Life is the coexistence of opposites
O: Life is the coexistence of opposites, opportunity, open and honest communication.
life in contrasts – up is the opposite of down, happy is the opposite of
sad, love is the opposite of hate and so on.
Also remember that high
energy diffuses low energy every time. Just as light diffuses dark. We
become more and more non-judgmental as we come to realize the existence
of opposites. Non-judgment leads to the quietening of the mind and
allows you to open the door to creativity. As the Bible states,
doors of opportunity open for those who continue to knock. If you keep
asking, you will find the answer. So keep knocking and doors of
opportunity will continually open in your life. and here is what David Hawkins has to say about opposites. Hawkins' focus was not about creating affluence, which is where I have taken Deepak's quotes from, yet I think it is important to notice where we are coming from as we appear to be on this mortal coil.
On transcending the opposites...
Q: Can you give another example or further explanation?
A: Opposites do not exist in Reality. They are only concepts of speech
Let us take the seeming opposites of light and dark.
Actually, there is no such thing as darkness; there is only light.
conditions then can be accurately described as light is either present
or not, or light is present at various degrees; therefore, all light or
the lack of it can be defined only in terms of light by its presence or
degree, or not. Thus, there is only one variable: the presence or
absence of light.
Let’s use another example-the possession or
non possession of money.
In this, the only variable is the presence of
The term ‘poverty’ then implies the absence of having money, but
it is not a thing in itself.
One cannot have poverty.
no up or down in Reality.
These are denotations arising from an
Neither ‘upness’ nor ‘down-ness’ exists as a
reality. This is how the whole illusory world of the ego is formed as a
positionality, with an accompanying naiveté which presumes that
opposites have an independent existence. Therefore, the world as seen
exists only in the mind of the observer. It has no independent
existence. In Reality, one does not have to distinguish between ‘what
is’ and ‘what is not’ but only affirm that which is, is. Therefore, the
false need not be denied, but only the true affirmed.
would seem that going beyond perception and duality to Reality is
difficult and would require reprogramming of the whole mind to
accomplish it. Is this possible?
A: A major move in the
evolution of consciousness is classically referred to as ‘transcending
the opposites,’ and it brings about a rapid leap in awareness.
look at more examples that are easy to see.
The supposed opposites of
heat and cold dissolve in the easy recognition that heat is either
present or not. We do not say that more ‘coldness’ takes over, but only
that heat disappears. If it is present, we call the condition warm or
Coldness merely means the absence of heat; it does not exist on
its own. We cannot say that ‘non-heat’ exists in the room. We cannot
say that ‘absence’ is present or that ‘nothingness’ exists.
us use another obvious example: the seeming opposites of visible versus
It is obvious that invisibility is not a thing that exists
independently, so the question arises, visible by what means?
Another example would be the seeming opposites of present versus absent.
Present is a reality that can be confirmed: absent is not a condition
or a state in and of itself.
We cannot say that absence exists.
Q: These still seem abstract. Can you give a more concrete example?
A: Electricity is either on or not on. There is no such thing as
‘off-ness.’ Off-ness cannot be sent down a wire. It is merely a
linguistic convenience. The telegraph can only send ‘on’ signals; it
cannot transmit off-ness. Likewise, life is either present or not; dead
or deadness has no independent existence.
(Eye of the I,) by David Hawkins
(thought it would be useful to share the ideas of someone more advanced than me)