I see life as an interplay/dialogue between form and formless. Like mind and body. Through the form the formless qualities can be outpoured. To make it more concrete let's take a look into a field familiar to me, the domain of movement practices. The diversity of styles of physical activities are so vast that it would be inconceivable to learn all of of them in one lifetime. Even when we zoom in into one single art-form, let's say capoeira to make more experiential, the differences that appear from group to group are substantial. Even within any particular group, each teacher will express that a style in own way. That's quite obvious since we are all unique individuals that carry qualities, points of views and perceptions that can't simply be copied. The myriad of forms is what actually makes our existence here on Earth so rich and meaningful. It is like navigating an an ocean of endless possibilities, flavours to be tasted, experiences embodied, dreams to be fulfilled, ideas to be expressed, and so on.
I understand that the formless is the source/mother of all forms, the non material world that sustain all physical manifestations. Such a perspective invites us to look at the differences on the appearance level as the top of the iceberg. The lack of full understanding that there is a common source common to all of us (even science claims that all was generated from the Big Bang, the explosion of the one expanding and generating the many) may give may be one of the justifiers to further spread a state of segregation and annihilation. While intelligent discernment is honorable in order to avoid undesirable outcomes along the path, today we in live in times where the ethos is state is disrespect and intolerance towards those whose cultures, opinions, perception, beliefs, preferences are not in resonance with their own. There has been much cumulated fear towards what doesn't flow along with our opinions, forgetting that opinions are just made-up ideas, like a game, volatile and subject to be changed anytime.