Both/And Instead of Either/Or
The ability to embrace opposites is an indication of spiritual maturity. Western culture primarily cultivates the left-brain. the hemisphere that governs logic. This is where we perceive absolutes: good/bad, right/wrong, black/white, friend/foe. The right brain (the creative and intuitive side) is where we hold ambiguity, paradox, perceive “gray” areas. When the two hemispheres are balanced, we have more capacity for compassion, forgiveness, and understanding of different perspectives, and have more peace and harmony within ourselves.
In this interactive class we will identify some of the areas where we hold fixed positions, discuss readings that encourage non-duality, and learn some techniques and tools to develop our own capacity to balance the two hemispheres of the brain and embrace opposites.
The class will conclude with I-Ching drumming (developed by Melinda Maxfield). Among several drumming patterns we will learn will perform the “Polarity Duet.