We live a world of duality. The dictionary defines Duality as “an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism.” Basicaly our lives are full of two extremes good or bad, light or dark, male or female. This is something special to this planet, this “school”. It’s part of our learning experience and a big part of why we come here to learn our lessons.
As we carry out our day to day lives – we often live dual (or more) lives or compartmentalising ourselves.
For example My day job is a web designer – I use the computer all day and occasionally get to speak to real, people either on the phone or even rarer for local customers I get to meet in person. I work with codes and images – this is my “Geek” life.
But then there’s the “Hippy Dippy” side of me that writes this blog, that has meditated with Unicorns, recalled past lives in Egypt, notices the changes in my energy when the planets or the moon move.
And I find myself apologising when I bring of the Hippy life into my Geek life – or vice versa.
Both are part of me But I have in the past, only felt it was acceptable to show the tech geek at work and the softer more imaginative side to others who are like minded.
Address The Balance
It’s now time to address this balance. After all “this is me” and I’m not ashamed of either part of me.
It started with this Facebook – this things I post on my personal timeline are quite eclectic. But I have been more and open on there about the things I believe in. (I don’t think too many friends run off yet). Although a number probably just glaze past what I post because they’re not ready to read it – it’s not part of their path.
But I post these things to make people think, to make people laugh. I post to communicate with others and be part of a group.
Other ways my dual life is merging I create sites for Alternative therapists, I tell clients I can’t make a meeting then because I’m meditating with friends. I blame Mercury in retrograde when the technology in my life or my clients goes wrong.
I’ve also been going to a local networking meeting for others like me who work from home or for themselves. It’s been great meeting finding out about our similarities and our differences.
My two lives are trying to merge and will do more and more. So that the real me is on show all the time.
Am I There Yet?
Ok I might not have fully integrated all the parts of me into every day, but every little step, is a step towards the end result. It is happening bit by bit and one day there won’t be the need split my personality to suit others and I can say “This is me”.
What about you? – do you hide away a side of you from others?, how can you merge the two? Feel free to share your experiences below, or message me on Facebook.