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Are there Three Sides Of a Coin?

Updated: Jan 25

How to live on the third side of the coin so you can find a creative solution to any problem.

Are there three sides of a coin? David Samuel explains how to find the third side to solve problems

The view that everything has just two sides ignores the key to happiness, creativity, objectivity, and finding solutions to all problems.


Even a razor blade, the sharpest of knives, has a third side. It is just a thin edge, the cutting edge.


This world is duality, hot and cold, black and white, good and evil. But as a ball tossed into the air stops for a brief moment before it returns to the ground, that moment is the key to wisdom. That moment of neither up nor down is stillness which sees all possibilities.


In Zen, there is a saying, enlightenment is found at the moment between the in-breath and the out-breath.

How do we achieve this state of mind where all solutions exist?



we Must live on the fine line


To live on the fine line is not saying to be without emotions. Instead, it is to have both opposite feelings or see both sides of an argument simultaneously.


This balancing of both sides is how we get true objective reason and understanding.


I describe myself as an optimistic pessimist. I am positive about the outcome but realistic about what can go wrong. Then, I am not disappointed if things go wrong, and I'm also prepared to deal with them effectively and efficiently.


by Giving up our personal Views


If you are not willing to give up your personal views that always s