Some spiritual teachers and teachings makes it sound either/or, or black and white.
The other side of it, is that it’s all here.
Whatever I see out there, in others or the past or future, is already here. What any concept refers to is already here. It may appear small, and take some looking, but it’s here. At least, that’s been my experience so far.
Both ends of any polarity is here. It happens within and as life, awareness, what I am.
Either of these ways of talking about it – as either/or or all here – are teaching strategies. Both have truth in them. Either one can be helpful for some people in some situations. Neither is, or even points to, any absolute or final truth.
And for me, the it’s all here pointers resonate the most, and is more interesting and juicy as an exploration. At least so far.