The idea of separation is as old as space and as vast reaching. What appears, is seemingly unending varieties of things, and of life, interacting, -forming and decomposing, bumping, repelling. This idea of separation, of things and their opposites, this idea has deep roots in the world of today.
People become defined and regarded as objects, whose worth depends on the amount to which they can be exploited.
The separatist view of the universe divides the cosmos into individual parts whose relationship is based on exploitation and dominance; these structures are supported necessarily by an erroneous view of things.
In the world of today, we stand at a pivotal juncture-a proverbial fork in the road. On one path, we choose all at once, -love, compassion, tenderness, justice, equality and the other path: it tends towards smallness, hatred, division, oppression, and utter vanity. One path is the path of understanding and reconciliation and the other: that of ignorance and intolerance.
The path out of this state of chaos that is the world today is knowledge. It is a knowledge of unity and ultimately a resolution of opposites. It is a transcendence that occurs perpetually. Transcendence lies in the balancing of the opposed, – think Libra Scales.
Today, I see the might of (mother) nature, as it attempts to balance the scales; that of the masculine and the feminine. Not necessarily as these words,—masculine and feminine apply to bodies, and certainly not first, but moreover as they relate, first, with-in bodies. This idea of poles—right brain and left brain, negative and positive,—they are just that, abstractions- not realities, not absolutes; they are more like a spectrum.
As I my inquiry deepens,
I pose the question: in what ways have I and do I suppress and deny my femininity in support of outdated and toxic ideas of masculinity?
My first contribution and perhaps the strongest lasting one, on this path of beauty and reconciliation, regaining my totality as it were; this process begins the same for every man, and that is: self-work, contemplation, and honest inquiry. This is the work of wholeness, this is the work of examination, this is the work of transcendence.
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