Part 1
Our inability to comprehend clearly the way things are can cause suffering for ourselves and others. It can show up in our communications, in our relationships, and in our spiritual practice. Ambiguity can also be internal or external. As we become more mindful and tolerant of our ambiguity, we may find more clarity and experience less ambivalence.
Part 2
Ambiguity stems from many sources, including childhood and adolescent experiences. Exploring our ambiguity can lead us to deeper self-understanding. While ambiguity is sometimes positive, when it is disproportionate to a situation, it can be a hindrance to the mind and limits us.
Part 3
Ambiguity expert David J. Wilkinson categorizes responses to ambiguity into four modes: technical, cooperative, collaborative, or generative. Without mindfulness we cannot know when ambiguity is present and thus can be caught in it. Once aware of ambiguity, we can explore our experience,seek clarity, and engage with ambiguity effectively.
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