We are born human to experience our infinity…

…so that we can be neutral in totality. –Yogi Bhajan

Experiencing the limitations of being human grants us the experience of our spirit. Experiencing darkness helps us appreciate the light.
Experiencing the weight makes the shedding of it feel weightless.
Experiencing sadness helps us to realize joy.
Experiencing the cold gives us great appreciation for warmth.
Experiencing separation gives us yearning for wholeness.

When I think of the back and forth between winter and summer, and how often I wished for summer during the winter, and the relief from the heat of winter during the summer, missing the good that was on the other side…

When I think of all the times that I was crazy busy getting a project done, looking forward to the time I will have when it’s over, and then wishing something would happen when it was over…

When I think back to when I had someone in my life only to want space for myself, and to when I wanted someone in my life feeling I had too much space…

When I couldn’t wait to get better when I was sick in bed, and couldn’t wait to be in bed when I was well enough to live fully…

I realized that it was all the same. There is no good or bad. Just the contrasts to help me see exactly that. With that realization, though I might truly experience sadness, underneath, there is a deeper, underlying joy (not a hurray type of joy) in knowing this is a part of everything. A part of being alive, of being conscious, of being connected. It is a part of being human to experience our infinity. So that we can be neutral in totality.

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