You cannot have East without having West. And you cannot have night without having day. And you cannot have summer without having winter. We have to accept life in its totality. There is a certain rhythm, there is a polarity.
So long as we dwell in the land of duality - of good and bad, happy and sad, right and wrong - we cannot touch one without being touched by the other. It is only when we realise our true Self, our own godliness, that we transcend duality; and beyond duality is an eternal state of love and joy and peace.. it’s Nirvana, it’s Jannah, it’s Heaven, it’s eternal bliss, right here on earth.
Recently I have been illustrating lots of tattooed hands in my work; exploring how expressive they can be when making different gestures or holding various objects. Several hand gestures can have more than one meaning, or even contradictory meanings, such as the fingers crossed sign. Crossing your fingers can be used both in a very positive way – to wish yourself or someone else good luck, and in a more negative way – to indicate that what you’re saying is a lie.