The recent film Bliss depicts a core philosophy in mysticism, which is the unity of opposites, and the knowability of those opposites.
In a truly stunning paradox, extremes can flip around into their shadow opposites. They can also reveal a transcendent unity, or greater Whole.
As science seeks a unified theory of everything, of reality as a whole, we may need to focus more on contemplating the nature of consciousness and our own self to find the answer.
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.
Can we have one without the other? Possibly not. These may be polar opposites which only find expression when both are possible.
General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are at polar odds with each other, and many physicists are trying to reconcile them in a grand unified theory. Perhaps they are not meant to be unified. Maybe unity is found elsewhere.
We live at the crossroads of a dual-nature. How well we bear that cross, integrating these dualities into one, may define our life.