I’m not a fan of labels and categories.
I don’t like putting things into boxes with rigid edges.
I find life is so complex, rich and varied that to default to “two value thinking” (categorising experiences or phenomena as either “this” or “that”) diminishes rather than enhances.
I like what Iain McGilchrist refers to as the “between-ness” of things. He says that’s the essence of the right cerebral hemisphere’s approach to the world.
Focusing on the between does at least two things I find. It heightens my awareness of change, because all I see, hear, taste, feel, think about, is constantly becoming. Secondly, it focuses me on relationships and connections. To look for the between involves considering between what, and so, not only what is being connected, but on the very quality and nature of the connections and relationships themselves.
The moments just after the sun sinks below the horizon are a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the between. If day is when the sun is in the sky, and night is when it is below the horizon and the light has gone, then these moments, one of which is in the photo here, are somewhere in between day and night.
Try it for yourself and see what it feels like. Experience the between!