Everything we see is governed by yin and yang until we leave the worlds of duality and return to the one which Source and Tao, then there is no duality.
Yin and Yang, male and female, night and day. We all have this with us. We cant have one without and element of the other. Opposites attract like magnets! Miracles and disasters can be running at the same time - birth and death happen at the same time. Flood and drought are happening at the same time in our world. We are in our world and part of it and responsible for it in many ways.
Each part of the duality presents both gifts and challenges in our lives.
For example recently when traveling internationally I picked up a virus from somewhere, who knows, which made me quite sick for a while before it turned into bronchitis. It wasn't until I returned to my own TCM Practitioner could it be resolved and then it was resolved in a week.
On the flight home however, is an excellent example of gifts and challenges happening at the same time.
On the last leg of my trip home, my final flight (which was a standby) flight I was presented with a First Class seat - so once I got over the surprise I graciously accepted.
I remember at the time I was sitting with extra leg-room, on the end of an aisle and in close proximity to the bathroom, which is my ideal arrangement when flying.
I was feeling extremely grateful for this and then lo and behold I was presented with the First Class seat!! Bronchitis plus a First Class seat.
Miracles and disaster at the same time!!
So it pays to be in attitude of gratitude for whatever is happening in your life for you never know what will happen next!
Have a wonderful new year and always be grate