Saturday, January 21, 2017

the complimentary nature of human hate and human love...

Many, many years ago I was visiting the home of two teenage girl friends. 
On a south-facing kitchen window sill was a tiny merry go round windmill 
encased in clear plastic or glass - shaped like a snow globe. It was all of 2-3 inches high. 
The blades on the windmill were black on one side and white on the other side. 
When it was spinning it went round and round like a merry go round. 
When the sun came out and shone on it, the windmill began moving. 
The hotter the sun the faster the windmill spun. On that day I became aware that black and white are not only opposites, but they depend upon each other.
Human love and human hate are two sides of the same (human) coin. 
They attract, and in fact, create each other. Yin and yang, black and white -
 these are what create movement in this world, for the most part.
Then there is spiritual Love, which is more like the sun - just shining down on black and white
 and all the shades of gray and all the other myriad light reflections.
Paramhansa Yogananda:
"Let us all remember that no matter how we are divided by race, creed, color, class, and political prejudices, still, being the children of one God, we should first establish brotherhood and world unity in our souls."
zafu by etsyseller #zafuchi

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