In his essay "Compensation" Emerson suggests to us that an inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make it whole; such as:
darkness and light
man and woman
in and out
heat and cold
motion and restEach part of the world has its dualities that by certain compensation balances every gift and defect – a surplus in one area results in a reduction in another area.
How do you know or understand happiness? I would submit that it is by experiencing unhappiness.
How can you read the words on this page? By discerning the dark type from the light background.
As Emerson states, “Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.”
How can we have rewards if we don't take responsibility?
If you have taken some action toward an objective you have already begun to benefit. The reward of your action is being stored for you when you properly plant your action seeds in the right soil to achieve the true result, or continue nurturing with that magic ingredient, time.
The Law of Compensation is another way of stating the Biblical principle of sowing and reaping found in Galatians 6:7. It states that you will be compensated for your efforts, however much or however little.
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