In the first part of this post, I write about a phenomenon that sometimes happens when opposites integrate: it feels like one pole absorbs the other.
So if we take Life and Death as example, the state of integration of the two is often Life.
However, the opposite can also happen. Death can 'absorb' Life.
This new Death is of a higher kind. We are not repulsed by it, or scared of it. It is almost impossible to describe.
It just IS.
And because it has transformed, Death may not be the best name for it anymore. We may call it Nothingness, or Void, or No-Life.
That 'Life absorbs Death' more frequently than Death absorbs Life just shows that we are still conditioned. That even in high states of mind, we still experience Life as more attractive than Death.
A similar thing happens in near-death experiences: a Christian will have Jesus welcome him at the end of a tunnel of light. A Buddhist Buddha. A New-Age believer a Light Being or their 'Guide'.
In order to process sublime experiences, our conscious mind still 'interprets' them using concepts and symbols it can relate to.
Life is neither better nor nobler than death.
Opposites are equally valuable manifestations of Oneness.