Notice how white light cannot be "seen" without darkness.
This is a clue to how our bodies perceive the environment and why the dualistic mindset is how we tend to create reality. Look at the two examples below:
The experience of life, of being born, begets the concept of death. We are built to be attached to life, to take action to stay alive, and to procreate. Fear of detachment from life (i.e. death) motivates human beings, so we endlessly seek ways to "feel" alive. We continually look for evidence that we are safe, that we matter, and that we belong by being acutely sensitive to (fearing) anything that may indicate we are not safe, that we do not matter, or that we do not belong.
Perhaps you can now appreciate how and why suffering is built in to the experience of being human. And yet it is possible to transcend suffering. Of course this cannot happen so long as we take the dualistic perspective seriously. For more guidance on how to go beyond the "default" state of mind view the Sense-a-Books I have created by simply clicking on each red view book tab in the column to the right on this page or links in the Books/Resources section.
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