Updated: Jan 3, 2020
There is no life without death, no happiness without sadness, no success without failure, no heaven without hell.
They are all essentially two sides of the same coin; you can’t have one without the other, that’s just the way it is.
There are these dualities in life you need to be able to contend with – it’s an essential concept that goes straight to the heart of everything you experience.
If you want to get a deeper (and fuller) understanding of life, then it’s a concept that you simply can't ignore and would be well served by exploring closely.
It represents one of the most profound building blocks in forming a worldview that will allow you to navigate your life in a way that deals intimately with reality.
Duality suggests that every aspect of your life is generated from a balanced interaction between two opposing forces, not necessarily opposites, but rather complimentary forces.
They are essential to one another; they don’t cancel each other, but rather provide the balance necessary for things to even be possible.
In essence, you can’t fully grasp and experience one side of the dual nature of anything, without fully understanding it’s opposing side.
Experiencing death is what you need to know what it means to be truly alive.
The deeper your sorrow, the greater your joy.
The more difficult the struggle, the greater the satisfaction in overcoming it