I’ve lived within duality most of my life.
If there is a this, there must be a that.
Yin and Yang make up the Cosmos,
down to the smallest parts of quantum structure.
There was a point when Yin and Yang began.
They started their dance upon the ballroom of time
and brought into being the ten thousand forms –
the things I learned to call reality.
But it is the ballroom that contains the dance,
and it is there that I want to live my later years.
Lao-Tzu knew the Great Tao
from which came the forms,
and to which these forms return.
So why all the ado about forms?
Why give Yin and Yang so much power?
Important to the dance they are, of course,
but they are not the deepest truth.
This division of life into parts has served a purpose,
but it has been carried way too far.
In my mountain retreat I don’t read
or listen much to media.
It’s all about dividing things into separate, ever smaller, pieces
and I’m through with all of that. .
It is a Whole; just One Thing is happening, and it is all connected.
It is time to put the pieces of my soul together once again.