Balancing positive and negative

“Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there.” — Leslie Fieger

Our minds perceive and give relative value – positive and negative – to the different sides of a duality. We usually shun the negative. It’s important to know that you cannot eliminate the negative by focusing exclusively on the positive. Energetically, both opposites must remain in balance. Increase one and its opposite will also increase. Try to be only positive and the negative within you will raise its ugly head. We work with dualities by remembering that each is part of the whole. We must acknowledge and accept all aspects of life, because they all exist within us. And so, if we seek to be honest, we do so by acknowledging our potential to be dishonest. We can also bring in love and compassion when we catch ourselves acting out the negative. Power arises out of integrating the positive and negatives within us. From the tension that exists between the two, we develop awareness and become more conscious and compassionate.

Ugh, this is what I need to do. Personal growth and expansion is so difficult!

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