I love the way you describe it, much more down to earth and easy to sell to the un enlightened.
I usually end up with a rant about Ying Yang, balance, not knowing good if you do not know evil, the NEED for contrast.
I usually end up with :
"Say a child is born into a dysfunctional family, will little love or compassion.
Now yes that child will have a horribly negative childhood, however from that negativity will come a longing for the exact opposite, for Love and
And because this individual has not experienced it from others, they will make a picture perfect example of it in their mind and hopefully manifest
that longing into this world.
They will make it their life's mission to spread love and make sure no one suffers like they did.
Therefore without extreme's, then we would not know the opposites"
Personally, then i have been down with depression and let it get so extreme that i became a misanthrope.
Now these are the darkest and loneliest hours in my life and i would NEVER want to go back, but at the same time, then i would never want to give up
that experience as i now strive to help people as much as i possible can because i know the loneliness of not knowing/caring and wanting.
Personally i believe "the reason i have been able to find such a bright flame flame to guide me now, is the same reason i was able to find such a big
and dark shadow" (if that made sense, its cyclical)
edit on 14/1/13 by WiseThinker because: (no reason given)