Light and Dark


Tim Castleman

Considering the Motion of Life – in and out, back and forth, up and down, the act of intercourse, breathe in and breathe out, all these result in the Cycle of life. Remove one of the opposites and life ceases.

Remove war and there will be no peace.

Remove hate and there will be no love.

Remove all insects all life will cease.

Remove night and there will be no day.

Remove the evil, there will be no good.

Light and Dark, Odd and Even, Positive and Negative, War and Peace, Love and Hate, all these are opposites – or are they? Perhaps these are just different sides of the same coin? As in the poles of a battery, a measure of time called a Day, the full experience of flying, intercourse for procreation?

Tension that exists between opposites is Life. 

One must first love, then hate, or vice versa. The absence of either is indifference, one is not possible without the other.

No war, No peace, Know War, Know Peace. Without war, there would be no peace, and vice versa.  Do you understand? 

Can people choose where they will be on this spectrum of Tension? 

Is this position a result of circumstances or is there a spiritual component involved? 

It seems to me the simple response is to seek balance, however imagine if the ocean tides found balance and the ocean were stilled? This would mean the influence of the moon had somehow gone away, and I am quite sure that would only be possible in the presence of many other significant events, to numerous to imagine. Surely all life on earth would be affected.

What if there were a perfect balance of light and dark – it would be just be all gray!  On the other hand, what if it were all of one and none of the other? Again, this would be the end of life for it would be the end of Tension.

So, the Tension that is Life only occurs in the presence of Good and Evil, Light and Dark, Love and Hate. Indifference is death.