I have given a lot of thought to duality and nonduality. I believe in both simultaneously, which tends to be my answer for everything.
Yet today I realized that between Self and Other, or Matter and Spirit, there is still something missing. I think duality is not a complete picture, but a triad gives depth just as it does in considering physical dimensions.
I believe that everything is comprised of Being, Relation, and Dynamism. I used to say just Being and Spirit, but “Spirit” can mean almost anything. I think now I see Spirit in Being, in Relation, and in Dynamism. So it is not really a war between Matter and Spirit, but it is a deep intertwining.
Spirit enlivens Being and gives meaning to Relation and force to Dynamism. Spirit is in it all.