My Struggle With Duality
Duality is something we all struggle with from time to time. How was your day today? I bet for there most part it was the same as yesterday and the day before.
For me, 2017 has been good. My wife and I had a few scares the past few months but got through it together and were are stronger than ever.
This article is a glimpse in to my life. Just like if I was reading an article about your life I would find thoughts about duality and how it has affected you.
Recently, I have worked on my podcast which will release later this summer. For the last 3 months I have recorded and written in my journal. I am just being to gather information and I am yet to stretch my mind or yours.
2017 has been a great year and I continue to learn that life is what you want it to be. Life is in the power of the human spirit. Everyone has this power and we need to find ways to tap into it.
We are energy. That energy lives inside us until we breathe our last breath.
I am blessed to have great people in my life and they all know who they are. My friend Maveen Kaura, the founder of Discover Your Life Today, encouraged me to write my thoughts down. I even write my thoughts down after I record my podcasts.
Writing my passion of mine in my twenties and still is today. I recall writing books when I was 10 years old. My peers remember many stories that I have recited to them.
Why This Journey
The reason we should write is because there is a journey we are all apart of. I believe my journey is to free my mind and express those thought to anyone who is willing to listen.
We need to get out of our bubble and look at what is happening to our world because our world includes not just the earth but the entire universe.
If just one person is ignorant to this fact, they set the human race back.
I am a black man and very proud to be one. I know I am not above anybody and no one is above me. If I am pushed I will defend what I believe in and fight for the equality of people.
Who Motivates Me
The artist with the biggest influence in my life has been Tupac Shakur. I believe he epitomizes the fight called duality. He puts his internal battle into scriptures called songs. Music is a platform that combines words and rhythm to help us expand as human beings.
I listen to influential podcasts such as Jeff Rense, Tariq Nasheed, David Seaman, Popeye and Jimmy Church. These people are great orators and they speak with conviction. They stick to what they believe and have prospectives which will make you question what is happening around you.
But I think they are missing one important fact!
Can they unite everyone on this planet?
All 7.52 billion people on Earth (as of August 16, 2017) need to find the one cause and expand the mind, body and spirit. I understand this is a lot to ask of any one person.
We as human species are of a duality. The struggle between “good” and “evil”, makes us feel like we are always caught in this eternal war with ourselves. I believe this stems from the ‘morals’ we are taught from an early age.
Why do we have this internal battle that rages within ourselves?
That question is one we should be asking ourselves to gain a better understanding of who we are. Are we programmed to be like this? Or is there something more we need to understand for us to become whole?
As you can see, I have a lot of questions to ask. That is why I have been writing and thinking deeply.
Expanding the Mind
Each day we consume massive amounts of information. This information causes us to choose the side that has the perceived strongest points. The ability to process all this information is what the all mighty universe has given us.
You have two sides to you. This is duality. One side allows you to be the very best. The other side wants you to destroy yourself. We can triumph after being trampled on but the goal is to conquer being common.
This means to ascend into something that you have never experienced. How does one achieve this type of enlightenment? How do we go to the next level?
You can begin by learning how by watching your favorite artists, athletes or someone you feel has reached levels you hope to.
Before Michael Jordan became one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, they said being cut from his high school team drove him.
Was that the only thing? Does duality play a role in this? What does it take for you to be the ascended person? Would you kill or put someone at a disadvantage for you to become enlightened?
My Own Experience
One thing I work on daily is keeping an open mind. It is easier to write this statement than continually practice it. I believe if you have an open mind, you walk in the middle of duality.
Being understanding is what ascends us humans to another level. We are full of emotion. If you can control them, you can be the master of so many situations that encompass you. The challenges we face each day play on our emotional state. Emotions are the gateway to the soul and what makes us human.
Since I am a black man and can only speak from my experiences as a black man, I feel my people are the most emotional people in society. Do you have the same feeling about people from your cultural background?
Every living creature is a vibration. I believe that vibration is felt by African and Native American people. If you are a woman, from these two groups, I believe you feel the vibration even more because you are in tune with Mother Earth. Only female spices can bring life into this world, except for some fish species, according to Wikipedia.
How can we be one with ourselves and try to accept this duality? I believe it comes from trying to balance the energy from within us. If you can balance your energy, then you can make a change.
It is what the Chinese call, “Chi“.
Where can you find that balance? A balance where we can walk the line between duality.
I believe we must help our fellow human beings. The question is who is the one with the overwhelming energy?
I believe we see negative before positive. It can be hard to stay positive when you feel the world is closing in on you. This is just an illusion. The world will never close in on you. Just breathe. We are all singularity. We breathe the same air and we bleed the same blood. That is what matters.
Can we push ourselves to become great? I know we can.
Make good and bad energy a bridge to cross because our fate is the same when we ascend to the afterlife. Learning to balance that energy is the equation or a puzzle we are trying to solve.
The grand “Rubix Cube” will let you taste the fruit of anything you need. In my opinion the movie, “The Matrix” is one of the best movie of all time. The reason I believe this is because it is the essence of what I am talking about. How is possible for Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, to stop bullets?
I believe Bruce Lee’s statement explains the answer when we said, “Be water, my friend.”
If you watch water it can take any form. It is one of the most powerful elements. It makes up all living beings. H2O has found balance on earth and in other parts of the Universe.
Perhaps there is another element which is stronger than water? One we have yet to discover. Let us aspire to be like water.
Human babies are made of 78% water which by adulthood drops to about 60%. Water has found balance with everything on earth.
If we simple human beings can find balance, we will ascend.
Umaru Wamala is a writer, musician, podcaster and blogger. He writers about equality, enlightenment and changing the world.
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