Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why do I keep throwing this idea out when most days it seems nobody I know agrees with me?

"An entire book could be filled with examples of how people pathologically escape from their ambivalence by running with only one side of it. Suffice it to say that the healthiest response is usually to live with it -- to live with the existential suffering of uncertainty and conflictual feelings . . . . the healthiest resolution of deep ambivalence requires facing it over an extended period of time and with a great deal of psychospiritual work including often the work of depression."

--M. Scott Peck

(because I'm deeply convicted it is true, and that it is a huge blindspot that hurts us greatly)