Monday, September 20, 2010


Oil on canvas 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" $150

Ambivalence is experienced as psychologically unpleasant when the positive and negative aspects of a subject are both present in a person's mind at the same time. This state can lead to avoidance or procrastination, or to deliberate attempts to resolve the ambivalence. When the situation does not require a decision to be made, people experience less discomfort even when feeling ambivalent.

I have experienced my share of ambivalent feelings in many areas of my life, and because I am a "take action" kind of person, this can create some angst. I am learning that decisions are not always necessary, and that some things eventually take care of themselves if we practice patience.

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