Mindfulness Non Attachment Duality
Mindfulness: Non Attachment – Duality is defined as an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something (dualism or dualistic). One of the best ways to describe duality is in the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu – Chapter 2.
“Under Heaven, all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast with each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other;
Front and back follow one another.”
Thus, one cannot exist without the other in dualism, like the winner cannot exits without the loser in every competition.
Often we feel that we are more superior and separated from everyone else as we remain dualistic fixated as we stay attached to the outcome as the winner.
By detaching from the concept that we are more superior and separated from the loser and practicing non-dualism and emptiness by knowing that the winner does not exist without the losers, we create compassion.