Polar Opposites Co-Exist in our Minds

Just because you can not see it
Or choose to ignore it
does not mean it does not exist.

Darkness, it exists.
Jealousy, it exists.
Greed, it exists.
Anger, it exists.
Hatred, it exists.

And empathy, it exists
Love, it exists
Oh yes! It exists!


Our minds, full of expansive feelings and emotions, are capable of achieving and experiencing some wonderful things and committing equally terrible and horrible things.

There is no dearth of events in human history when our minds have fallen to unfathomable levels of shame and disgust. But there might be an equal number of events on the other half of the spectrum.

Think of coming together for humanity and building International Space Station versus Holocaust, slaughtering humanity, or landing on the moon versus gang rapes.

When the mind is in harmony and acts like our servant, it can do wonders and a lot of good in the world. When the mind is agitated and out of our control, it can wreak havoc in the world.


Conclusion

Mind is our best friend and our worst enemy.

From Bhagavad Gita, chapter 6 verse 6:

For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.

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