The secret of life is Opposite ...by Mahboob ali khan.
1LIFE AND EQUATIONSBy Mahboob ali khan MHA CPHQThe Secret Of Life Is That Things Lead To Their Opposites.“Like poles repel, unlike poles attract.”Earnest Rutherford…My Dear professionals……Want to have an easy life? Work hard. Want to tell someone to improve? Tell them theysuck. Want to see someone disrespect money? Give them all the money in the world.Want to see someone do good? Let them go down the worst road possible in life and letthem see where that takes them. Want to see your girlfriend/boyfriend leave you? Clingto them every hour of every day.Opposites and balanceMuch of our philosophy revolves around the theory of opposites. Many can relate to thisconcept through the principle of Yin and Yang or Feng-Sue which has becomeincreasingly popularized over the last half century. On a deep fundamental level such atheory can offer an explanation on why we exist, however on a more rudimentary level itcan also offer a guiding philosophy on installing peace and harmony in our daily lives.Historically Mankind has known of the deep and somewhat mystical properties ofopposite states for thousands of years. During the early Han dynasty (207 B.C.-9 A.D.)attempts were made to standardize Chinese culture and Chinese philosophy. An attemptwas made to unify all the rival schools of Chinese thought and philosophy that haddeveloped over the previous three hundred years. This syncretic project of the early Hanis known as the Han synthesis. The Han philosophers concentrated specifically on theFive Classics, attempting to derive from them, particularly the I ching, or Book ofChanges, the principle workings of the Universe, or Tao. This new theory of the universethey appended to the I ching; this appendix explains the metaphysical workings of theentire universe and is the origin of what is called the Yin-Yang or Five Agents school ofChinese thought.The fact that the findings of some of Chinas great thinkers could be summarized usingthe principle of opposites clearly suggest that opposites contain something filled withenlightenment and wisdom. The UMO stance on opposites bares some commonalitieswith the Yin and Yang principle although they are not exactly the same; however, it isworth noting that the core of our philosophy is condoned by some of the worlds greatestphilosophers and is still influencing current holistic theories.
2One of the primary reasons opposites dominate our existence here on earth is because weexist in the realm of separation. Hence we experience night and day, we are divided intomale and female, we experience emotional conditions such as happiness/sadness andpain/pleasure, and we encounter mental conditions such as finding thingsinteresting/disinteresting and perceiving things as being valuable or invaluable. Ourentire existence is governed by opposite conditions because the place in which we live isentirely constructed of them and hence they lie at the very core of our existence.Although opposites are distinct things in their own right it is important to recognize thateach coexist by consent of its other half. For example you cannot have up without downor sickness without health, remove one from existence and you have to remove the other.The significance of this to our lives results from the understanding that this fundamentalrule also applies to conditions such as happiness and sadness. We are all taught to seekhappiness but what we fail to realize is that happiness cannot exist without sadness;therefore if we seek happiness we are destined to encounter sadness because both dependon each other for their existence. How can this happen?Firstly, happiness is a temporal condition brought about by you getting what you want,and just like an economy, every boom must end with a bust. Every high must eventuallymeet with a low. Anyone who uses stimulants to achieve a temporary high will freelyacknowledge they encounter a come down eventually (usually the next day).Furthermore, because happiness is a form of joy generated by you getting what you want,when you get what you want the joy must eventually cease, and because it was anartificial high a period of disenchantment or unhappiness must eventually be experience.Everyone can relate to this on some level, and from this one must acknowledge thathappiness is an unsustainable event. Try as we might to capture its essence, happiness is atemporary condition.Another way of viewing the conditions of happiness is to say that happiness relies on yougetting what you want. However if happiness depends on want then we have toencounter a period of being in want, which means we must encounter a period ofunhappiness brought about by a sense of lack and un-fulfillment (the low before thehigh). We rarely consider the implications of our decisions, but the more wants we havein life the greater the feeling of dissatisfaction we must feel, and in this sense, the pursuitof happiness can only lead to sadness. In our modern day society we are constantlybombarded with advertisements suggesting we are lacking, that we are incomplete untilwe posses a certain item or attain a certain life style. Never before have we had suchchoice, yet we are more disenchanted than every before. How then should we live?Balance Equals HarmonyIn every aspect of life the center of two opposite conditions always creates harmony. Forexample, the northern hemisphere of the earth is prone to extreme coldness and the southextreme heat; however, at the center of the equator we encounter a more harmonious andstable temperature. A balanced diet is more harmonious than one of the more extreme(e.g. only carbohydrates or protein) on offer. Too much exercise has a detrimental effect
3on our bodies as does too little, but find the right balance and it benefits our feeling ofhealth and general well being. If we take life too seriously we become dower anddictatorial, however by taking it un-seriously we become irresponsible and lackcompassion; find the right balance and we have a mature responsible being capable ofrelaxing into life. In every aspect of life we can see that the center of two extremesproduces the most harmony, and therefore by leading a balanced life we too can createthe most harmony for ourselves.Bringing ourselves into balance requires us to reralise that value is illusionary. It is valuethat creates division because we begin dissecting life into the good and bad, theinteresting and uninteresting, the superior and the inferior. Value is illusionary becausewe fail to recognise that opposites are part of a cohesive whole, and as such, bothopposite conditions are of equal importance. You cannot have up without down and youcannot have hot without cold, therefore to try and label a particular condition as beingmore important than it other half is illogical and self-defeating.Lets take a simple example. We tend to label thin people as being more attractive andsocial valuable than larger people. However, suggesting that thin is desirable means wemust view larger people as undesirable because opposites rely on each other for theirexistence (i.e. to like one condition is to dislike its opposite state of being). Hence, if weallow ourselves to buy into this suggestion we do two things. Firstly, we label largerpeople as undesirable and hence see them as our social inferiors. By doing this we createdivision, we invite negative emotions into our life through the feelings of repulsion anddistain (various forms of hate). Furthermore we spread hate and resentment into the largerpopulace because the larger members will eventually resent being devalued and feel theneed to fight back at what they see as an unjust viewpoint. Secondly, we must fear theopposite of what we consider valuable or likeable (i.e. we must fear putting on weight).Consequently, the greater the value we place on being thin the greater we experiences theaforementioned negative emotions.Through this simple analogy one can see that value creates hate, spreads resentment andfear. Hence the more value we and society posses the more hate, resentment and fear wewill experience both on an individual and societal level. If you have ever wondered whythere is so much disharmony in modern-day society you now have the answer, itsbecause we have become swamped in the concept of value. In our modern-day society werarely experience real freedom because we are constantly asked, and often emotionallyblackmailed, into accepting anothers definition of what is valuable. People are queuingup to tell us what to ware, eat, drink, and what to do with our free time all because theyhave falling under the illusionary suggestion of value. We feel restricted because we nolonger feel free to live life unhindered, instead we are constantly asked to fulfill someoneelses definition of good. Nevertheless, this realisation can lead to our greatest salvationfor when we realise the futility in value we can release ourselves from our self inflictedimprisonment.
4The Mystic centreBy developing our understanding of opposite polarities we are in a sense, observesomething mystical, something that is attached to reality. We live in a universedominated by the concepts of separation yet we have always rebelled against itsunderlining principle. Through law and order we try to bring equality into existence.Through the development of governments we attempt to bring individuals together underone national banner. Through religion also we attempt to bring nations together under onephilosophy of life. Even medicine is concerned with discovering the antibody of somecondition and by doing this we can rid sickness out of being. EVERYTHING that isbeneficial to our well being is brought about through the balancing of oppositeconditions. There is something fundamentally enlightening about the center point,something mystical.One of the core teaching of the UMO revolves around the logical proposition thatbecause everything has an opposite state of being, so our universe as a state of being mustalso have an opposite state of being, just like hot has cold or up has down. This isdiscussed more fully in our supporting literature but what this demonstrates at a primarylevel is that there is more to existence than our universe. We live in one extreme oppositestate of existence like someone that lives in the northern or southern hemisphere of ourworld unaware that there is a greater whole, where the center point offers them a warmand fulfilling existence.Imagine a place that was stable and free from opposite conditions such as sickness, lack,and limitation. Such a place would be looked upon as a paradise by many. Is it possiblethere is place similar to that expected of the mythical heaven? To appreciate this we mustprove there is more than our universe; that our universe is part of a greater whole.Through the theory of opposites we can demonstrate just that, proving there is somethingresembling a heaven however is a rather more complicated affair (see Dialogue 5 - TheUniversal Mind & I for a greater explanation). What we can demonstrate however is thatour Universe is but one half of the totality of existence and therefore our perception ofexistence is out of balance. There is more to life than meets the eye.It is only when opposites are brought together that they find completion. The reason thatmen and women can find completion in one another is because the masculine andfeminine traits can merge into a whole and hence find completion in one another. Theactive and sometimes aggressive qualities of masculinity can be softened by the femininereceptive caring qualities and vice versa. That is not to say we cannot find completion insolitude for we can, it simply means we must balance these qualities within ourselves.Likewise, if we imagine a coin that represents the totality of existence and our universe asbeing but one half of that, then it is obvious that the projections of our universe areincomplete. Reality is, symbolically speaking, the coin, and to see the totality necessitatethat we see the whole coin. The only way to do this however, is through learning theprinciple of opposites and it is for this reason it lies at the very core of our philosophy.
5You can change any situation around by keeping your attention on its opposite. If yourbusiness is in the dumps right now, where are the seeds to success? Dont view it as afailing, view your experience as learning. What are you learning right now? What is goodabout this situation?The ancient natural law of balancing, adding where there is a deficiency or removingwhere there is an excess, to achieve homeostasis. If one has an arthritic condition becauseof a lack of water, then the cure is to supply the water; if one is sick because of drinkingfluoridated water, then the cure is to stop. Such action then entrains a counteraction(healing) to restore balance in the face of the correction of the deficiency or excess.The Law of Cause and Effect states that for every action, there is an equal and oppositereaction. Every cause has an effect, and every effect has a cause. Be at cause for what youdesire, and you will get the effect. All thought is creative, so be careful what you wishfor… you will get it. How to apply it: Consistently think and act on what you desire to beeffective at getting it."Contradiction in nature is the root of all motion and of all life."Marx and Engels started with the observation that everything in existence is acombination or unity of opposites. For example, electricity is characterized by a positiveand negative charge and atoms consist of protons and electrons which are unified but areultimately contradictory forces. Even humans through introspection find that they are aunity of opposite qualities. Masculinity and femininity, selfishness and altruism,humbleness and pride, etc. The Marxist conclusion being that everything "contains twomutually incompatible and exclusive but nevertheless equally essential and indispensableparts or aspects."¹ The basic concept being that this unity of opposites in nature is thething that makes each entity auto-dynamic and provides this constant motivation formovement and change. This idea was borrowed from Georg Wilhelm Hegel who said:"Contradiction in nature is the root of all motion and of all life."
6The 7 Natural Laws of the UniverseThe Law of Attraction is just part of one of the 7 natural laws of the Universe: the Law ofVibration. Of the 7 Laws, it may be the most important in how our everyday lives playout, but all of the laws are in effect whether we are aware of them or not. Knowing whatthe 7 laws are and how they work can make a significant difference in applying them tocreate the life you truly desire.The 7 natural laws are in no particular order, but since the Law of Attraction has beendiscussed so much in The Secret, we’ll start with it.The Law of Vibration states that everything vibrates and nothing rests. Vibrations of thesame frequency resonate with each other, so like attracts like energy. Everything isenergy, including your thoughts. Consistently focusing on a particular thought or ideaattracts its vibrational match. How to apply it: Focus on what you want instead of whatyou don’t want.The Law of Relativity states that nothing is what it is until you relate it to something.Point of view is determined by what the observer is relating to. The nature, value, orquality of something can only be measured in relation to another object. How to apply it:Practice relating your situation to something worse than yours, and you will feel goodabout where you are.The Law of Cause and Effect states that for every action, there is an equal and oppositereaction. Every cause has an effect, and every effect has a cause. Be at cause for what youdesire, and you will get the effect. All thought is creative, so be careful what you wishfor… you will get it. How to apply it: Consistently think and act on what you desire to beeffective at getting it.The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite. Hot-Cold, Light-Dark, Up-Down, Good-Bad. In the absense of that which you are not, that which you are… is not.Polar opposites make existence possible. If what you are not didn’t coexist with what youare, then what you are could not be. Therefore, do not condemn or criticize what you are
7not or what you don’t want. How to apply it: Look for the good in people and situations.What you focus on, you make bigger in your life.The Law of Rythym states that everything has a natural cycle. The tides go in and backout, night follows day, and life regenerates itself. We all have good times and bad times,but nothing stays the same. Change is constant. Knowing that “This too shall pass” isgreat wisdom about life’s ebb and flow. How to apply it: When you are on a down swing,know that things will get better. Think of the good times that are coming.The Law of Gestation states that everything takes time to manifest. All things have abeginning and grow into form as more energy is added to it. Thoughts are like seedsplanted in our fertile minds that bloom into our physical experience if we have nourishedthem. How to apply it: Stay focused and know that your goals will become reality whenthe time is right.The Law of Transmutation states that energy moves in and out of physical form. Yourthoughts are creative energy. The more you focus your thinking on what you desire, themore you harness your creative power to move that energy into results in your life. TheUniverse organizes itself according to your thoughts. How to apply it: Put your energyand effort, your thoughts and actions into attracting what you desire, and you will surelyattract the physical manifestation of that energy.The 7 Natural Laws of the Universe are working with you and for you. Take charge ofyour life by focusing on what you want, and by law, you will have it.
8The Law Of Opposites Contains The Seeds Of SuccessThe law of opposites is one of my favorite laws. If you understand this law, youll realizethat all of your failures were just learning experiences. Your so called “failures” in lifewere meant to give you more wisdom, awareness, and experience, so you can achievesomething bigger and better than your initial intention.Understanding the law of opposites is going to make you unstoppable.Youll realize thatyour failures contain the seeds of success and that your successes contain the seeds forfailure. The choice is entirely up to you!The Law Of OppositesThomas Edison failed 999 times when he was creating the light bulb. During aninterview, someone asked him what it felt like failing that many times. Edison, who wasvery aware about the laws of the universe, replied, “I did not fail---I just learn 999 wayson how not to make a light bulb.”Edison understood the law of opposites, a.k.a the law of polarity. He knew that everyfailure contains the seed of success. Because he had that awareness, he was able to createthe light bulb, along with many other inventions.You become unstoppable as well as the sole creator of your life when you harness thepower of polarity. Everything in this universe has its opposite. Light could not exist ifthere wasnt darkness. Hot cant exist without cold. There could be no peace withouthatred. Prosperity doesnt exist without poverty. Male cannot exist (or endure) withoutfemale. Get the point? Thats polarity, the law of opposites.This universe is setup for abundance and prosperity. Its our natural birthright to havehealth, wealth, prosperity, abundance, peace, love, joy, etc. However, since we live in thethird dimension or the physical plane, our natural birthrights have to contain its oppositeto exist.For example, in order for the human race to exist successfully, there has to be male andfemale. If all the males in this universe were killed off today (I know, sounds harsh), thensoon enough all the females would die off because reproduction would come to a halt.Heres another example of success and failure. How do you know what success feels andlooks like without knowing failure? Youll never know what success is unless youexperience some degree of failure. Some of you may be saying, “Ive been experiencingfailure for years now, how do I change that?” Ill get to that, hold on over there!
9Now that you understand that everything has its opposite, you should be able tounderstand that everything already exists in your life. If you are experiencing failure inyour business right now, then, according to the law of opposites, there must be somethingreally awesome and successful about your business. One cannot exist without itsopposite.If youre experiencing poor fitness and sickness right now, then, by law, there has to behealth and great fitness in your life. The key is to find the goodness in yourlife. That goodness exist somewhere in your life. Lets say you lost your job, home is inforeclosure, and your car just got repossessed; I challenge you to find “whats good aboutmy situation.”When you start putting blame on others and the economy, you lose your power and that iswhere failure will dominate your lifeChanging failure into success is achieved by finding what is good about your situationright now. This involves putting your attention on the goodness in your life right now andwhat you want to attract. Human beings were created with free will or the ability tochoose. To think whatever you want to think means truth, regardless of appearances.You can change any situation around by keeping your attention on its opposite. If yourbusiness is in the dumps right now, where are the seeds to success? Dont view it as afailing, view your experience as learning. What are you learning right now? What is goodabout this situation?I guarantee that goodness and success are there. It has to be, according to the law ofopposites. Maybe youre learning something thats going to propel you onto success.Maybe youre learning what not to do next time. Or, maybe that contract was canceledbecause an even bigger opportunity is coming your way.There is no way to tell. This is why you have to cultivate faith and belief that thisuniverse is setup for abundance and prosperity. No matter what situation you are in, theuniverse is always working in your favor.Your job is to get clear on what you want, know why you want it, and expect it tohappen. This means keeping your attention, belief, and faith upon the success you desire;regardless of appearances and current circumstances.Did you know Walt Disney went bankrupt over seven times before Disney Land hit? Didyou know Donald Trump went bankrupt and then four years later earned his billionsagain? Henry Ford didnt even graduate high school. Bob Proctor didnt graduate highschool. Albert Einstein couldnt read until the age of seven. Colonel Sanders lived in hiscar for two years before KFC succeeded, and he was in his sixties!All of these people understood the laws of the universe. Whether they were aware ofthem or not, they new that if there was failure, there also had to be success.
10Picture a straight, horizontal line, drawn across the middle of a piece of loose leaf paper.On the very left end of the line is “success.” On the very right end of the line is “failure.”Success|--------------|You--------------|FailureNotice how success and failure are on the same line, existing at the same time. You are inthe middle of that line. Placing your focus and attention on success moves you toward theleft side of the line. Focusing and attending to lack and limitation moves you toward theright side of the line, failure.Do you notice how you have a choice? Even amidst failure, you have the choice tothink “success.” Consciously choosing success directs all of your energies on how tosucceed. When your energy is applied to thinking success, sooner or later you willexperience that success.The law of opposites represents anything is possible. Now that you have this awareness,you can evaluate your life and change it to whatever you want. All it takes is finding thegoodness, health, wealth, prosperity, or learning experience in any situation.