The two commandments are from (1) I should and (2) I want. The desire for the doughnut is triggered by the memory of the pleasure of the doughnut, so the desire rises and time rises, because you want to know how long before you can get to the end, the doughnut. However, a stop sign comes up, which is also from the future. You want to obtain this ideal body by not eating doughnuts.
Now the Original One mind, the content mind is divided into two contradictory commandments, and the mind has created the Oroboros, the mind eating itself since both commandments are the same mind, but only one can be obeyed, which would return the mind to status or balance. The mind tries to restore original oneness by chasing itself, the head trying to eliminate the other commandment, and that one trying to eliminate the one that is chasing it. This becomes a self generating consuming energy that will grow into a panic attack or eating disorder.
Neither one can win permanently because the mind is divided and neither side can exist without its twin. The two commandments are separate and stand alone order, each with their own logic and purpose, but they are mutually dependent at the same time— Separate but cannot be separated.
The metaphor here is the teeter-totter. Ekchart Tolle’s view is from the park bench where you can see both ends of the teeter-totter as One mind, like the mother watching the kids play. We get caught in the game when we invest in the two commandments as self, when we want one kid to win. And this is okay, no problem until this self divides into contradictory commandments, both of which create future and a means to future where the tension will end. But now we want both kids to win the Teeter Totter game.
The illusion is that we believe the pleasure and contentment rests in the doughnut, but all we are really trying to do is get release from the tension created by the desire for the doughnut. And, then, of course, we can’t get rid of the tension from the Oroboros because the desire is divided against itself, and turns like a vicious dog upon its own mind.