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The duality of life

Inhale, exhale, the most basic and essential act that we perform every day is also one of the most meditative and grounding.

Inhaling and exhaling, we connect with the rhythm of the universe itself.

The breath is a constant reminder that we are alive, that we are a part of something larger.

When we slow down and pay attention to our breath, we can begin to see the duality inherent in all things.

The outward breath is a release, a letting go. The inward breath is a drawing in, taking in.

We cannot have one without the other.

In the same way, we cannot have light without darkness, good without bad, masculine without feminine.

Each contains the seed of its opposite. And yet, it is the tension between these opposites that gives birth to life itself.

So often, we try to resist the things we don’t like, the things that are difficult or painful.

But what if we could learn to accept them instead?

To see them as part of the larger picture, as necessary steps on the journey?

When we can learn to do this, we open ourselves up to a whole new way of living.

We discover that the world is not black and white, but a beautiful mix of colors and shades.

We find that life is not a battle to be fought, but a dance to be enjoyed.

So breathe in, and breathe out.

Let go of your resistance, and open yourself to the flow of life.

It is only then that you will be able to truly experience the duality of existence, and the beauty that lies within it.

We live in a world of duality,

of opposites.

It's what makes life interesting and keeps us on our toes.

Without the contrast of light and darkness, good and bad, masculine and feminine, we wouldn't know what any of those things were.

We need both sides to understand the whole.

Yin and yang.

Inhale and exhale.

Upward and downward.

Acceptance and resistance.

Light and darkness.

Good and bad.

Masculine and feminine.

These are all pairs of opposites that make up the world we live in.

Duality teaches us that every aspect of life is created from a balanced interaction of opposite and competing forces.

It is about accepting the differences and the opposites as part of our life.

There is no light without darkness, so in order to truly appreciate and accept the light we also need to appreciate and accept the darkness for what it has shown us.

There is always learning and a growth opportunity in all the situations we experience , good or bad.

The next time you find yourself in a dark place or unpleasant time don’t try to resist instead accept, observe and ask yourself what you can learn from it.

This stage is just a phase and remember what goes down will rise again.


Just accept & trust the process.

That is duality and duality is life.

Embrace and appreciate the duality of life, of others, and of your own nature and you experience life in its fullness (Purnatva).


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