So we spent the last week in West Virginia.
To me, WV is one of those states that you see the beauty and the poverty.
Ok...before we left for WV I had been pondering duality and non-duality.
I clearly see both ideas, but feel non-duality in my innerself...that said, everywhere I turn duality shines it's head.
Black and white.
Good and bad.
Burnt toast and bread.
I though see the light in it all.
So--we're in WV having an awesome week of camping, whitewater rafting and horseback riding. The scenery is breath-taking...the connection of sky, water, trees..nature. As a shifted family, we all got along pretty well--moments arise like they do, but what I see as a dating mom--it's not unconditional love on both sides, but tolerant love--trying to be unconditional. Anywho....
I had about 30 seconds to myself and decided to take out one of many books I ended up not reading and turned to the section on duality vs. non-duality.
The thought from Swami V. is that life is full of duality until you reach enlightenment (of some sort) when you can see that life is non-duality.
Thanks for turning the obvious into something I could see.
I don't think of myself as enlightened, but when I read all these philosophies I see I may be at a different stage or maybe not--I don't know. I just know I am glad I read this idea to help me with this weekly thought.
"Happiness is only real when shared".....from Into the Wild
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