Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Law of Duality

Dancing Dolphins
Colored Pencil Sketch by Beverly Blanchard
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions. -- Horace

The Law of Duality basically states that everything is on a continuum and has a complementary opposite within the whole.  To use an old adage, there may be two sides of a coin but there is only one coin. In other words, things that appear as opposites are in fact only two extremes of the same thing. For instance, heat and cold may appear to be opposites at first glance, but in truth they are simply varying degrees of the same thing.

On the physical level the law of duality is easy to understand.  We can make comparisons with physical eye.  For instance, there is life and death, day and night, short and tall, masculine and feminine, near and far, and so forth.  

What becomes problematic with the Law of Duality is when we start thinking that one aspect of the spectrum is better than the other aspect of spectrum. We get into labeling things as right or wrong.  Unlike mankind’s laws and morals, there is no right or wrong.  For example, in America they drive on the right side of the road.  In England they drive on the left side of the road.  Who is right and who is wrong?  Similarly there are no good or bad experiences.  Experiences are just experiences nothing more, nothing less.  What one learns from the experience is all that counts.  We have all had experiences that initially proved unpleasant but they became the greatest thing that happened to us.

Seeing things from only one perspective is a trap that keeps you locked into one aspect of a condition.   In every situation in life, under the Law of Duality you are simply seeking to balance the duality.  It is not about operating in either extreme.  It is about keeping to the middle path.  One does not however deny the moment.  To learn how live the moment all one needs to do is watch a child’s behaviour.  They get angry with someone and in the next moment they forget it.  They move on.  No stress.

Currently there are many who like to label the darkness as evil.  There is not a source of evil.  In this universe, there is only a source of love. There is however negative thought forms as every thought that has ever been thought is still in existence.  If you attune to these thought forms then you are attuning to that which is not Source Energy. 

It is also important to understand that in order to be for something; you must be against something.  For and against still indicates you are operating on the same continuum.  It is the reason most of our War Against (drugs, cancer, poverty, homelessness, etc.) campaigns do not work.  What we are essentially doing is focusing our energies on that which we do not want and in doing so we neglect to define what it is we do want.  As Einstein said, ‘you cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.’  

When working with this law you may find that when attempting to balance the duality you will end up attracting the opposite of what you want.  For the moment you call in that which you are seeking to balance, everything in its opposite will come tumbling into your life.  If you are seeking more clarity, confusion will seem to reign supreme.  Nothing will seem to be clear anymore, and you will wonder why you ever started on this journey.  Yet, if you continue to work on changing your thinking and your belief patterns you will reach the balance point.  This is what the Law of Duality is all about.  It is about reaching a balance point.  It is not about operating at either extreme.  It is about remaining at your centre even when the hurricane of life is swirling around you.

In the next post I will discuss how to deal with contrast.


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  2. This is an awesome article and i had just heard about the law of duality but i never knew its meaning. On my research about this law, i came across this article and i got clear about this law. Keep posting.. :) thank you!

  3. I'd never heard about the Law of Duality until I came across it today. This article explains it so clearly and it all makes sense to me now. Thank U!

  4. yes brilliant thankyou for sharing. I have shared some of your words in my book and will credit you accordingly.

  5. I love this article. I find myself thinking a lot about duality and how how it works. This article explains that very well.

    I do have one request for the author. That is that the last paragraph mentions that "from the moment you call in to balance that which you are seeking to balance....." Is somethinging I am struggling to understand clearly. Can someone please shed some light onto this? Thank you.

  6. I love this article. I find myself thinking more about duality and what it really means. I am seeking some clarification though with regards to the last paragraph where it says "the moment to call in that whoch you are seeking to balance....". What that mean? If someone explain this is a more laymens terms then I would be gratefull.

  7. I believe it means, whatever task or issues you have on hand you have zoom in on it in an unprejudice manner in able to balance... and you're only balanced in between the problem and the solution

  8. It means as an example, if your looking for clarity in your life, you must get lost and then find clarity, hence in seeking clarity, you will attract the opposite of clarity for a while and in time you end up being clear,( get to balance between being clear nd unclear)

  9. To elaborate on Benson Mwangis's comment,you cannot know one without the other. That is the reason you first attract the opposite of what you want. when seeking clarity, (clear) you must first know what unclear looks like. How were you to know if you are tall if there was no short guy? When the two opposing sides are all there, then you will know what you seeking and keep the balance.

  10. Actually, it's polarity. It was never meant to be duality.