The Bottom Line in Nature Of Reality Posted November 7, 2020 Consciousness is the difference perceived between opposites. Without opposites, without differences, there is no consciousness. If you have 2 cups of water, 1 filled with hot water and 1 filled with luke warm. Place a finger in each of them, then switch. Youl notice that the luke warm water feels cold instead of luke warm. We are only aware, conscious of the contrast between things. We need the experience of contrast, opposites, contradictions in order to transcend without duality there is no Unity.