Black and white and all other polarities like yin and yang, masculine and feminine are not contradictions: they FLOW into each other. When you keep traveling East on this planet you will eventually arrive in the West… Hot and cold are both gradations on the same scale of ‘temperature’. Goethe found out that all colors are in fact interactions of dark and light rather than a spectrum coming out of white light only (as Newton proposed). Alan Watts is the master when it comes to clarify paradox. Here he comes: