The cyclic movement in Life

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Unity will change into its opposite, that is variety; for that is the only way for Unity to appear again in “newness.”

There is morning, afternoon and night. Two opposite polarities with something in between.
That afternoon in between those 2 extremes, will change. It becomes closer to one extreme and then to the other, little by little.

The above explains how things work in Nature.

Morning time “creates” nighttime. In turn, Nighttime “creates” morning time. That “creation” takes place slowly, gradually in a timely fashion. There is no rush. No one can accelerate that process.

A baby becomes an old person. In between, we have different stages which will be labeled as: teen, youth, adulthood, maturity, etc. Those labels are just concepts which cannot grasp the reality of movement, of continuous change, like an analog watch.

After Spring time, there is Summer, then Fall and then Winter time. There is a sequence. We can conveniently put a beginning and an end to every season; but in “reality,” is not like that. It is a continuous flowing. Change.

We cannot ask: which season was first? I mean, we could; but that question is not a proper question for it does not understand something cyclical. If there was a beginning of a season; we couldn’t explain how that season appeared there without something before it. That question is illogical. 🙂

If we create “Paradise,” automatically “Hell” is created. Whoever “created” Paradise then, must have created “Hell,” as well. For day cannot exist without night; neither hell without paradise.

We have the concept. If we believe in a concept, we will not be able to grasp the reality which cannot have a name, a label.

Every single thing in life is in movement, changing; therefore, the “4 seasons” apply to everything in life.

The top athlete will become the lowest. It is just a matter of time. If you don’t’ want to be the lowest; then do not become the top.

Suffering appears when we cling to a particular stage, to a particular season. Then, we cannot see that things will continue to change. That is attachment to a season.

That is why, to hold tight to a particular idea, even though holy; is not the way to evolve; for holiness is not a place to arrive to but rather a continuous, a process which will change. Holy change…. 🙂

Ananda discovered that life was a ride with “ups and downs.” When life presented him with the opportunity to be at the “top of his game;” Ananda was a happy “little ego.” That means: a great paying job, a huge house; many luxury cars and a pretty wife to adorn his fragile but huge ego. Those are the “ups” in life for many “normal” people.

Then one day, things started to change. Ananda was fired from his job; then Ananda lost all his “goodies,” and finally his pretty wife and with that his ego was shattered.
That experience could be very painful. When there is no acceptance of the “down” time in life, rejection of what is happening will make things harder, for the only thing in Ananda’s mind (a “normal” mind) is to get that “spring time” back when is time to enjoy the “summer.”

Life could be like a “roller coaster,” with ups and downs. Ego will suffer while “down,” but on the other hand, the inner child will enjoy the ride, if allowed to come out. That is his “time.” Time to play.

Wisdom teaches us to use the “down” sides as impulse for the next “up” in life. In that way, energy will be preserved and with that we will be prepared with an umbrella in our hands, for the upcoming rainy season.

When we use the knowledge of cyclical time to our advantage, there is always “sun and fun,” even when it is raining.

4 comments

  1. Joseph TD

    “Suffering appears when we cling to a particular stage, to a particular season.” Very true! Not understanding “what is constant is the change” is root cause of all suffering. Conversely, going with the change is the root of all happiness! Dear brother, you have inspired a lot through this article!

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