249 – Opposing yet Complimenting Forces …

Survival in our Universe is a contest between opposing yet complimenting forces, some of which tend toward complexity and order, while others toward disorder and chaos. These forces are an indelible part of Life, and because they cannot exist without an opposite, the crux of survival is to seek equilibrium between them.

Life is a tussle between complementing opposites:

Good

E

Bad

Life

Q

Death

Reason

U

Instinct

Activity

I

Inaction

Consciousness

L

Unconsciousness

Free Will

I

Determinism

Future

B

Past

Creation

R

Destruction

Uniqueness

I

Commonness

Suppleness

U

Rigidity

Order

M

Chaos

As elements of Life’s progression toward complexity and order, we depend on environmental sources to exist. And as environments change, we are bound to encounter forces that may hinder or encourage our progression, creating disturbances that oftentimes send us in the opposing direction than the one we were seeking. But because Life’s hallmark is flexibility, and equilibrium is the crux of survival, we, either by instinct or self-determination, seek to return to a degree of balance which usually demands a degree of transformation to adapt to the changing environment.

We inherit the force of Life with its forward movement, but due to our dependence on environments and their demands and fluctuations, survival is a constant tussle between opposing yet complimenting forces. Yet we seem to be, as far as we know, the one creature in Nature possessing the conscious awareness of this dilemma and the capacity to reflect and, with purpose, choose.

Revised April 2022   

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