Welcome to the forum Cobra!
Ok, for your post. You mentioned the duality of things... Well, it's natural law that's explainable by the science of nature in which is balance... rythmic balance interchange between opposing pairs. It's not contradiction, it's balance and love which is also balance. There is only one source for all that is and that source is light.
Philosophy without science is like shooting from the hip. You have to account for science and nature when dealing with philosophy. The problem with this is that the physicist will draw a line between that of which he can sense and provide evidence, however, it goes far beyond that of which can be sensed with instruments and sense-ranged man. There is too much that is beyond our comprehension to have science without philosophy and vice versa.
It's not that all philosophers are right and many people have different philosophys which makes us all different. But there is one thing that ties us all together and that is science and nature and that leads back to the one scientific substance which is light. God is light.
Look at mankind today and what's happening in the world around us. We are at war because man doesn't comprehend and understand that there is only one creator of all that is. There is only one cause to all effect and there is only one God. Man however, has divided people and caused great wars because we aren't worshiping their God. I've seen the Church all over the world pass judgement on those who don't worship their God in the way that they interpret what God is. We have this divided thinking and understanding of only effect... what about the cause?
You mentioned in your post that the hardest thing to face is that you are already dead. I have to disagree. Man's body may be dead but a man's body is just water and elements combined together with a lot of other scientific crap. Doctors learn more and more about the body but they have no clue as to what man really is. Death, if that's what you want to call it, is something to happens to all of nature and also birth. For everything we comprehend to be matter (which is but one substance), will eventually die and be reborn. Once again, rythmic balanced interchange between oposites. As you mentioned with the word duality.
What people don't understand is the cause. Our body is an effect and our body isn't man. Man is spirit which is energy which comes from the One universal substance which is light. Our body will refold back into the earth but our spirit (soul) doesn't ever die. It's energy from one universal source and the mind thought creativity of one God and that will never die.
The reasons we're our here fighting over religions is because man has misunderstood and continues to misunderstand life and the natural law of balance. We've evolved over the centuries from barbarians to what we are today and we're still not that far past the barbaric stage. Mankind will eventually understand that which is within.
You mentioned truth... I feel truth is within. Based on all that I've said above, truth is found only when a man listens and is illumined with the universal knowledge that is available to those who will be still and quiet enough to listen to that spirit within... which is man... which is God... which is light... which is omnipresence... which is life... which is immortal!
Thank you for your post and I look forward to your response.