Definition; The Law of Polarity Explained. … The Law of Polarity states that everything that exists has an equal and exact opposite. To put it even stronger: for anything to exist, there has to be an equal and exact opposite. In life, we often think there are only good or bad situations, but everything has an equal and exact opposite side. So for instance a pizza, has a top and a bottom, a back and a front and an up and a down, left and right and so on and so on. Take a tree for example, it has a top and bottom and some of it’s bottom is hidden because it is the root system of the tree that we do not see. However the tree is a WHOLE even if we cannot see it’s whole parts. This is also true of our bad or difficult life circumstances
Situations in life are much the same. There are equal sides, it’s just a lot harder to find the good in the bad when you are right in the middle of it. Let’s say you are in the middle of a nasty divorce and your ex is creating a whole lot of mess for you. You might lose your home, have to split the kids up and to boot, you are losing your retirement savings in the whole process. As you are in the middle of this nightmare, which by the way happens to many people, all you can see is the bad. It is human nature to use our Negativity bias. We just focus on the bad and not on any of the good things that might actually be coming from that situation. Now, I can hear you already, stating what good could possibly come from that horrible life crisis? It does take some work , but there is always a SILVER LINING in every situation we encounter, and opportunity to learn from our mistakes and to do better next time around.
Just ask the “Richard Branson”, about his life experiences. He will tell you that he lost money countless times, he hit some difficult challenges as he was growing his businesses and making his billions. I know you don’t feel sorry for him, but if you want to talk about massive loss, you cannot discount that at one time or another he lost millions of dollars on business ventures that did now work out how he had envisioned them. While we are comparing apples and oranges a bit here the premise is the same. You can either wallow in your difficulties, blaming others for your circumstances or you can LEARN from these challenging situations and look for that silver lining. If we go back to the couple divorcing here are some possible positive outcomes.
1) The individuals might be happier not being married to one another, which could open the door to living a healthier and more successful life in the future by themselves or with someone new that loves them as they are.
2) The lost home could offer the opportunity to move and start life afresh in a new location, which in turn could create many new connections in your life.
3) Your lost retirement account, is certainly the hardest one to justify as that money took years and years to save, but if you believe in yourself you will make it work for you with or without the money. It might force you to start being a better saver of your money or cause you to reevaluate your spending habits creating more of a priority instead of being frivolous with your purchases.
The next time you face a challenging life situation, I encourage you to first get through it to the best of your ability of course, but when the dust has settled take the time to reflect on the possible lessons learned and be grateful for all that did work out in your favor. Once you can see the opposite side of the circumstances that came into your life, you will feel better about where you will be heading next. Not to mention that you are not likely to make the same mistakes again.