No matter which viewpoint you take in this world, you should always see the oneness in it all. Viewpoints in life bring rise to separation and duality in our physical reality. Let me explain further…
My movement, for example, is one in which people and healing styles should be expressed freely and not to be contained by systems or fixed by rules. Perhaps I’ve taken this viewpoint just to provide the contrast to the majority of beliefs and to give rise to another perspective. Although I try to play the role well, I still see the oneness behind this formless movement I’m creating.
To resist what is offered by form is to deny the understanding of the formless. One gives rise to the other in the reality of duality. Without egoic boundaries of who we think we are or what we believe in, we lose our identities and melt into the oneness… It then finally stops being us vs them.
Up does not exist if there is no down, the light would not be known if not for darkness, or what would be considered right without a wrong? The contrasts in the world of duality only come into existence when one of the two states implies the other.
In each case presented, have you realized that these positions of understanding or beliefs only exist in juxtaposition to the other? They are literally the flip side of the exact same coin. One example is dependant on the other to bring rise to the complementary opposite.
This view was further demonstrated by a close brush with death which left me with the deep knowing of the philosophical understanding of oneness. It took me waking from this near-death experience to allow me to not just conceptualize the idea of oneness, but to know it.
That lack of any sensory feedback from that dark void gave my waking life a whole new perspective. It was that great contrast between life and death that completed my understanding of oneness.
At that moment, all my sensory experiences exploded with such detail as I climbed out of darkness into the illumination of consciousness. That barren experience of Death had gifted me with such a rich experience of life.
The barriers had dropped and I was left with only my experiences. There were no more goals to achieve, no goals… except to live in its entirety.
To this moment I give thanks for my brief visit to the void, for it showed me how precious life truly is. To live and to live life robustly in the present moment brought me to the most direct experience with life and to intimately know oneness. It’s great to be back, but I’ve decided I’m going to live life differently this time around.