The problem with the word today is that there are too many problems that seem insurmountable. People accept this condition as normal because they fail to recognize that there is only one cause of all problems and that one cause is embodied in one phenomenon:
That cause is embodied in the phenomenon of OPPOSITES. My post “Living in Two Worlds” covers this topic in depth.
Webster defines “opposites” as,
“Elements that are so far apart and diverse as to be totally irreconcilable; extreme divergence; in clear and unequivocal diametric opposition”.
Look around you. Take an objective look at the world you live in, at your every activity, everything you do and everything that comprises the world in which you live and do business. Notice how opposites abound everywhere.
We have up and down, left and right, profit and loss, freedom and bondage, positive and negative, assets and liabilities, love and hate and on and on and on.
We live in a world of duality where every situation and circumstance is challenged by some implied opposite. We live in a world where “twoness” prevails, where one side is always pulling against another or pushing up against a wall that will not yield; where the world is being torn apart trying to find stability by justifying two opposites that, by their very nature and definition, cannot possibly be justified one to the other or offer any stability.
Yet doesn’t this describe the world today? It is a world of constant conflict and chaos.
The acceptance of this phenomenon of opposites is the cause of all problems.
If we could somehow prevent this law from operating in our individual experiences, we would no longer suffer from its devastating effects and we would be living in a world where opposites would have no influence over us. It would be a world of stability where we would enjoy unopposed harmonious personal and professional success, prosperity and freedom.
Where can we find such invariable stability? We can only find it embodied in universal, natural laws and principles that are the very substance of the universe. Webster defines “natural laws and principles” as, “the creative and controlling forces of the universe” and “universe” as, the whole body of things; including the whole without limit of exception and accruing everywhere”.
There is no instability here! To the degree we can reject the influence of the phenomenon of opposites and focus attention of the all-inclusive oneness of the “controlling forces of the universe” will we experience harmonious, productive life experiences.
That the universe has been in full, flawless operation since the beginning of time is obvious and an accepted scientific promise based on impartial observations of the universe.
Allowing these laws and principles to dominate our every thought and establish the proper mindset is to assure the resolution of any problem with predictable accuracy. It is the law! Webster defines “law” as, “a rule or principle that always works and is enforced by a governing authority”. Natural laws and principles enforce their own integrity and are their own governing authority.
You and I are an integral part of this whole, which is eternally committed to our well-being. If we will maintain a disciplined mindset (defined by Webster as, “a fixed way of thinking that determines and influences events and circumstances”) we will be assured of experiencing harmonious “events and circumstances” which comprise our life experiences.