“Unequivocalness is simplicity and leads to death. But ambiguity is the way of life.” – Carl Jung “You’re either with us or against us.” – George W. Bush One of the greatest life skills and signs of maturity is the ability to live peacefully with ambiguity and ambivalence. The immature ego, however, wants an unequivocal world, and would like to regularize reality into unambiguous categories. If the world were less ambiguous, it would also be less complex and interesting. <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong”>Pong </a> is a two dimensional world that is completely unambiguous but also not particularly interesting. Fundamentalists and absolutists of all kinds attempt to sterilize life of all its ambiguity. But at its most fundamental level, even at the quantum mechanical level, there is an uncollapsed wave function aspect of life, an irreducibly ambiguous aspect. Ambiguity is part of the mystery and beauty of life. Ambiguity keeps us on our toes. It can boost our awareness in the same way that when we can’t quite make out what someone is saying we start to pay closer attention. With less ambiguity there would be less need for free will, intelligence and discernment. The most potently ambiguous of all ambiguities we must [...]
Be aware of the darker side of your self and of life and know what it is saying to you. Sometimes the darkness conceals a hidden treasure.