My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Nobody listens openly to words spoken in anger or hatred, or to a person who is themselves refusing to listen. Mutual support brings benefit to all, whereas power games just bring conflict and enmity.
Harmony in place of conflict is achieved by being true to your inner self, the loving part of you.
As well as conflict with others, we need to resolve inner fighting too. You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart; with that inner guidance the verbal conflicts will dissipate. As Einstein said, “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Article about resolveing conflict...
Leading a workshop on conflict resolution, I said, "Sometimes people just want to vent. When you give them a chance to be heard, you can actually prevent conflict." My co-facilitator gave me a nod of affirmation, "Yes, I’ve seen that happen," then turned to the participants and said, "and there's some recent research that shows that venting tends to escalate the conflict. So use your intuition and notice the underlying intention before you encourage venting." My partner disagreed with me in front of a group, but few people recognized it as a disagreement because she knew how to express her opposition without stimulating distress in me or others. Continues...