“Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.” When we are close to something we say we are intimate. It also alludes to having close, intimate knowledge of something. Enlightenment is an awakening to intimacy with all things. There is a realization of the lack of true and false, good and evil, or good and bad. There is…
This is very similar to the quote regarding being one with the ten thousand things. Looking within, and looking without, it is the same. Zooming in and zooming out, we see phenomena, chaos becomes ordered and mathematical, math becomes chaos. It is the same, it is not two different things, it is more like two sides to the same thing.
We are all of the same, but the uniqueness is beautiful. It is the same, do not confuse the issue. Your fingernail is as beautiful as your kneecap, but they are very different in appearance and composition. They are both a part of our bodies.
Take comfort in knowing that things that seem opposite can, and must, co-exist as complementary pieces in the same larger object. Two sides of a coin must exist for the coin to be a coin.