The duality of the world is nested within the nonduality or oneness of Ultimate Reality. Sages have been teaching and praying this for millennia, that we are this One, despite our apparent duality.
The recent film Bliss depicts a core philosophy in mysticism, which is the unity of opposites, and the knowability of those opposites.
A new translation of Genesis 1, updating many ideas in terms of modern cosmology, but also in mystical terms of God's own Incarnation in and as the cosmos, and in all Life as well.
Many people want to know the ultimate nature of the universe, the ultimate reality. Many seek it through science. But mysticism and contemplation may offer the Way that actually realizes that One, which is Love.
Many people want to reduce our life and consciousness to the physical brain today, but I think we can go much deeper to the Source of our Life and all things.
Some thoughts about our thoughts, about their relative nature, their complementary nature, and how even seemingly contradictory thoughts may both be valid in a transcendent sense.
Many analogies can be used to help describe our nature, reality, the mind, and consciousness. Here are a few using waves.
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
This parable may have a better interpretation viewed through the lens of mysticism than the traditional "us versus them" approach.
Can we have one without the other? Possibly not. These may be polar opposites which only find expression when both are possible.