Existence Ex Nihilo
It is not by mere coincidence that mathematics encodes logic into a device called an equation which requires its elements to be equivalent on opposite sides of the argument. Sir Isaac Newton codified this natural balance in his third law of physics which stipulates that every action precipitates an equal and opposite reaction. Equilibrium is the very essence of logic.
It is the cornerstone of calculation, the governing dynamic that rules the realm of physics and the source that engenders the laws of nature.
The Standard Model of Particle Physics (SMoPP) espouses the principle of reciprocal balance in some respects, but not strictly. Most modern disciples intuitively assume the common bifurcated (positive vs negative) nature of quantitative balance also applies to the realm of qualitative values and they believe offsetting particles with anti-particles lends equilibrium to the cosmic architecture. But SMoPP admits there's a whole lot more matter than anti-matter floating around the cosmos, and they have no valid explanation why they aren't in balance. I'd suspect it may be because particles and anti-particles aren't opposite existences; they're only elements in opposing condition, and what physicists call annihilation is just conversion. If a pair of truly opposite existences met, they'd completely annihilate. Nothing - no mass or energy - would remain; they'd simply cease to exist. 1-1=0.
To paraphrase an ancient parable, when it comes to understanding particles smaller than an atom, the perceptions of particle physicists are much like those of the six blind scientists and the elephant. What if their intuitive assumption is wrong?
We'd need another approach, one which maintains the balance of nature.
Okay. Instead of independent particles and anti-particles, what if each irreducible particle is a unique instance of null qualitative value, something made only of itself with a countervalently balanced internal substructure? And what if those offsetting attributes are more diverse than simply positive vs. negative qualitative values?
Assume BLACK represents a null or 'neutral' qualitative value.
In the qualitative realm of color, the opposite (negative) of the color quality MAGENTA is GREEN. Equivalent proportions of MAGENTA and GREEN produce BLACK. But GREEN is, itself, an equal mixture of the colors CYAN and YELLOW.
Just as the quantitative value Ø is equivalent to two opposing numbers (+1) and (-1), the qualitative value of BLACK is equivalent to three opposing colors MAGENTA, CYAN and YELLOW. All the opposing sub-elements must be present in precisely equal proportion to offset each other and maintain a perfectly null value. and those elements may not be limited in variety to just two or three - or any other finite number.
Reciprocal balance requires the qualitative value of every instance of being within an entity to have an opposite equivalent - but that doesn't mean each point within an existence has a diametric opposite. Opposing sub-qualities of any fraction of an element may be disbursed throughout the remainder of the entity. If any fraction of a null element ceased to exist, the sum of the remaining sub-qualities would have an 'absolute value' other than null and the law of natural balance would be broken.
Equilibrium: The Architecture of Existence
Within each irreducible element there exists a substructure of qualitative values offset by equal and opposite values or sets of values such that:
The sum of the values within each element is neutral
Natural balance defines an entity, not homogeneity. Unlike simplistic examples of structureless, fungible particles touted by the Standard Model of Particle Physics, reciprocal symmetry suggests a limitless selection of dynamic elements, a wondrous cosmic fabric of infinite variety. That uniquely self-justified and intrinsically logical primordial element 'Nothing' is but an abstract interpretation of the equilibrium that governs the architecture and evolution of the Universe. In the form of reciprocal balance, 'Nothing' has always existed. It is the common essence of every element in the cosmic spectrum and the fulcrum of an eternally balanced perpetual system.