We can think of light and dark as on a brightness spectrum. And yet curiously they also behave like a loop. Too much purity and we can’t integrate and drift into inertia and shadow. Too much darkness and we fall into the light.
Another way we can see this is that the spectrum has infinity at both ends.
The smoother path is not at the extremes. Rather than rejecting the darkness, we should seek the balance point. The dancer always risks falling, but it’s the balance that allows the beauty of the dance to unfold. Without dissolution, there is no opening for growth.
The key is balance. We want to open the door but not take the whole building down. Enough dissolution to open things up, enough purity to move things along, while we maintain the vehicle to live it through.
We’ve all seen how destructive anger can be. And yet, how powerful the lessons of tough love. If our mother hadn’t laid it on occasionally, we would not have learned important lessons.
The same is true in nature. If destructive laws come to dominate, they destroy their own habitat (a role humans seem to be playing in many places). If creative laws get too strong, chaos reins. There is no stability. We want balance.
In space, it is the center that’s the balance point. The image I used on The Void illustrates this. The Brahmasthan in architecture. In our bodies, our heart (and soul) are at the center.*
Consciousness creates the container of space. The devata structure the vibrations in that space which leads to geometries, fields, and form.
Come to the center and you come to balance. Not in pure light or pure darkness but in the middle. Even in the scale of size between the Planck unit and the size of the universe, humans sit in the middle.
We are the balance point if we allow it to arise within.
* Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man illustrates the belly at the centre but energetically, the heart is.