22-312 Polarity

Today’s Mandala

The time we need
in order to heal our wounds
and finally manifest
our deepest dreams
is only as long
as the gap between two thoughts.
These are thoughts in polarity,
such as separation and unity,
conflict and peace,
misery and joy,
hate and love, etc.
Since as human beings
we are all capable
of experiencing both thoughts,
the only skill we need to develop
involves mastering the GAP.

— Franco Santoro

“Nobody is purely good or purely evil.
Most of us are in-between.
There are moths that explore the day
and butterflies that play at night.
Polarity is an integral part of nature
— human or not human.” 

— Suzy Kassem

“People desire
to separate their worlds
into polarities of dark and light,
ugly and beautiful, good and evil,
right and wrong, inside and outside.
Polarities serve us
in our learning and growth,
but as souls we are all.”

— Joy Page

Today’s MotD reminds us that our existence on this planet is one of polarity; it’s the nature of our existence. The Law of Polarity states: “Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet.

Our challenge becomes accepting and learning how to work with this law, thinking in opposites. For example, if we’re struggling with figuring out what we truly want in life, we could start by noting what it is we don’t want. And for every “don’t want”, we can ask ourselves, what would be the opposite. For instance if we don’t want to work in an office, what would be the opposite(s)? (home, outdoors, car, studio, etc). If something is too bright, how could we darken it? If something is too high in calories, how would we make it low calorie? Often times the solution to an issue is its opposite.

From Drew Coster on PsychCentral.com “The Law of Polarity Might Change Your Life”:

In life, the only thing you have total control over is your thinking, so why keep focusing on only one polarity. We may not have the power to change what life throws at us, but we can change how we view any situation.

“We do not live an equal life,
but one of contrasts and patchwork;
now a little joy,
then a sorrow,
now a sin,
then a generous or brave action.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Mandala Lady

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