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In Heraclitus’s Fragments, he notes that tension is the very thing that makes life sing.
Take a guitar string, for example. If you wind it too tight, it will snap. Too slack, and it will buzz and make no note at all.
So it is with life: it’s not, in Victor Frankl’s words, about finding “a tensionless state,” but about finding the right tension.
(See also: Iain McGilchrist on “the coincidence of opposites.”)