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Understanding Duality and Polarity: Unveiling the Dance of Opposites

"Embracing duality and polarity expands our perception, navigating the interplay between opposing forces. Duality reveals interconnectedness and harmony, while polarity unveils contrast and tension. Together, they unlock profound insights, fostering a comprehensive understanding of ourselves and the world." Michael Corthell Within the realms of philosophy and conceptual frameworks, the terms "duality" and "polarity" are frequently employed to explain the relationship between opposing or contrasting forces or concepts. Although these terms may exhibit variations based on specific contexts, understanding their distinctions can enhance our comprehension of their roles and implications. This article aims to shed light on the dissimilarities between duality and polarity, uncovering the nuances that characterize these concepts and their applications. Duality: Recognizing Interconnected Complementarity Duality encompasses the existence of two fundamental or op

When You Wake Up You May Think You are GOD: Alan Watts on ''The Awakening''

by Alan Watts [on spiritual awaking] - So be careful of that. Jung calls it inflation; people who get the 'holy man syndrome.' That I’ve suddenly discovered that I’m the lord and that I am above good and evil and so on. And that therefore I start giving myself airs and graces.  But the point is that everybody else is too. If you discover that you’re there you ought to know that everyone else is. Well, for example, let’s see how in other ways you might realize this. Most people think when they open their eyes and look around, that what they are seeing is outside, it seems doesn’t it that you are behind your eyes. And that behind the eyes there is a blank that you can’t see at all; you turn around and you see something in front of you. But behind the eyes, there seems to be something that has no color, it isn’t dark, and it isn’t light. It’s there from a tactile standpoint; you can feel it with your fingers, although you don’t get inside it. Well than what is it that’s behind yo