All Things Come About by Strife

There is a meaningful path.

“Between Fire and Water,” the inspiration for the name of this blog, is that meaningful path. Meaning, life, goodness and fruitfulness – all those desirable things – are found where that path leads.

“…There is a city built and set on a plain, and it is full of all good things; but the entrance to it is narrow and set in a precipitous place, so that there is fire on the right hand and deep water on the left. There is only one path lying between them, that is, between the fire and the water, so that only one person can walk on the path.”

2 Esdras 7:6-8

“…between the fire and the water” is symbolic for the center, with opposing forces (+/-) on either side, that each of us pass through, as if to be tempered. So, adversity is inevitable and some might even say it is desirable.

To quote Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher of old, “what opposes unites, and the finest attunement stems from things bearing in opposite directions, and all things come about by strife.”

This illusions of a left/right dualistic paradigm… walk through it.

More on the concept of the left/right paradigm here.