I was inspired by a friend’s post talking about conflict and creativity.
Opposites are an interesting perspective and it made me think of a David Bowie quote ‘religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there’. The opposite to the dark creates the light.
You need to experience the opposite for it to be so, too. There is no light without dark, no happiness without unhappiness, nothing only exists because there is something.
So maybe you need conflict, the darkness of it, to experience the opposite, creativity or light.
When we are creative it is the light from within that we are sharing with the exterior world.
There has to be the Yin and the Yang in order for balance to exist. So there has to be the opposite to the source of creativity.