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Polarity

12.5"x7.5"x12.5" White Italian alabaster
10"x6" black wonderstone

 

"If you think your body and mind are two, that is wrong; if you think that they are one, that is also wrong. Our body and mind are both two and one." D.T.Suzuki

Birth/death, growth/reflection, life/stasis -- these concepts are examples of polarity. Alan Watts, in Tao, The Watercourse Way, explains further. "At the very roots of Chinese thinking and feeling there lies the principle of polarity, which is not to be confused with the ideas of opposition or conflict." Instead, what many perceive to be opposing concepts are merely "different aspects of one and the same system, and that the disappearance of either one of them would be the disappearance of the system." (Watts) The "system" isn't defined by one or the other extreme. As is with our lives, the richness and beauty lie in the multi-faceted promise of what is and can be...if recognized, accepted, and allowed.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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