Paired opposites define
your longings and those longings imprison you.
- The Zensunni Whip
"Paired opposites define your longings..."
This world is based on relativity, things exist only in relation
to each other.
So do you (there is 'you', and there is 'not you').
In this case I would define longing as a non-physical need to
try to get and own something that is not you.
"...those longings imprison you."
Owning other things is an illusion. You cannot have what you
long for because the need itself is the obstacle for fulfilling
that need. You don't get things by wanting and needing, because the
very act of longing for them places them beyond your reach!
If you want something then it means you don't have it
(and that's the reason for wanting it).
wanting and not having.
The more you want it, the more you
don't have it.
It seems like a paradox, but it is not: The answer is to stop
wanting it and have it.
And the world lies beneath your feet.
As said Yoda from Star Wars:
"Try? There is no try. There is only
do or not do."
Replace "try" with "want" or "need"
and this sentence will still be true.
Needs imprison you. They say "You must have this, you must do
this. You can't have this and you can't do that". It limits
you choices, it limits your freedom, it makes you "less" than
Needs are fear of things that may happen if we don't fulfill
our needs. Release your fears, be afraid of nothing, and don't let duality leave you torn apart.
Act out of choice and not need!
The Zensunni Whip is a whip because if you let it, it whips you out of this universe into a
magical one where anything can happen: beyond words,
beyond normal thinking, beyond your definition of yourself.