In the current climate, the desire to split has become increasingly prevalent. Split? It is this way or that way … this is right and that is wrong … my mood is either up or down. When we split, we sever connection.
Two opposing things, actions, objects, feelings, sensations can occur at the same time. Can you imagine?!
Two opposing views on a topic can exist at the same time.
Two opposing feelings states can exist at the same time.
Two opposing actions can occur at the same time.
To quote Freud, “Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.” <head scratch>
When there is opposition, there is VIBRATION.
The vibration might be our mind, or body, desperately trying to find resolution. The vibration might be our mind, or body, resisting the urge to categorize. I think of this being expressed through the use of phrases such as, “I feel like my head is going to explode!” and “I am crawling out of my skin” (insert your own personal favorite).
When we are able to hold this sense of opposition, and remain present in the vibration, we start to get a glimmer of integration (or the Self). When we embrace the vibration and channel it’s energy… we become EMPOWERED!
For me, when I have this experience (i.e feeling like my head is going to explode), I remind myself that I don’t need to categorize, label, find solution. I remind myself that I can let go and surrender to the fact that two opposing things, actions, objects, feelings, sensations can occur at the same time.