The Mobius Strip of Consciousness
The mind has a dark side and a light side like a piece of paper with a dark side and a light side. When you see the light side of a piece of paper the dark side is hidden and vice versa. The two aspects of the mind have no explicit mutual awareness but each is the ground of the other. With the advent of the age of reflection the light side turns its attention to the dark side as a piece of paper with a light side and dark side can be configured into a Mobius strip by turning one end through 180 degrees and attaching it to the other. The paper now has one side instead of two. The light side and the dark side form an amalgam like two metals which have an affinity for each other. We then have a Mobius strip of consciousness. The light side can no longer journey through life like a child with an invisible friend but has become a siamese twin in a deadly embrace with its dark counterpart. Groundhog day has arrived and no matter how hard we try, we come back to the same spot instead of moving on.
As with the individual so it is with society. We go faster and faster but we are not going anywhere, just building bigger and bigger sandcastles. We can only rectify the situation by loving our dark side unconditionally and the connection will dissolve as the dark side resumes its proper place in the deoths of the ocean of consciousness.