Without ‘cold’, we would not know ‘hot’

27. March 2024

The pendulum always swings between Hopelessness Street and Possibility Road. Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites, and opposites are identical in nature but different in degree.

Ah, what?

Let me give an example: On the temperature scale, there are cold and hot. But these two states cannot exist without each other. Without ‘cold’, we would not know ‘hot’. This is how the universe operates.

So, opposites are really just two sides of the same coin.

This can be visualized as—watch the video—a pendulum swinging between two extremes.

Life’s experiences, emotions, and even your thoughts can be illustrated with this pendulum, moving between light and dark, joy and sorrow, positive and negative.


Here’s what I’ve discovered: Instead of constantly being swung from one end of the spectrum to the other—happy/sad, calm/anxious, loving/hateful—the secret is to acknowledge that you actually move on a scale between these states.

When you become aware of this, you can develop a different relationship with the pendulum’s back-and-forth swings.

It’s not about avoiding the ups and downs of life, but rather about understanding that these fluctuations are a natural part of the universal rhythm.

The ancient sages discovered that they could polarize themselves at the top of the pendulum and find a place of inner balance and harmony, from where they could observe the swings without being consumed by them.

Mastering this requires deep self-insight and understanding of the world around you. It’s about recognizing that even in darkness, there is light; in evil, there is goodness.

By integrating this insight into your live, you can navigate existence with a greater sense of peace and stability. You learn to embrace life’s diversity, find beauty in contrasts, and see opportunities in challenges and limitations.

I live this philosophy on my personal journey and mission.

Walking the white line between Hopelessness Street and Possibility Road and discovering that you cannot exist without the other is a life-changing realization.

You have a choice!

You can choose to focus on possibilities, to meet each day with gratitude and optimism. This is the secret to creating your own life in harmony. By becoming the observer of the pendulum that always swings between Hopelessness Street and Possibility Road, and choosing Possibility Road, while being grateful for Hopelessness Street.

Even in darkness, you can find light, and in the challenge lies the opportunity for growth and transformation.

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