The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them.
Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point - a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.
The number one goal in resolving a conflict is to make sure both sides maintain their self-esteem. Resolving conflict is rarely about who is right. It is about acknowledgment and appreciation of differences.
Conflict can be seen as a gift of energy, in which neither side loses and a new dance is created.
What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding each second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.
Our lives are not dependent on whether or not we have conflict. It is what we do with conflict that makes the difference.
Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on the shifting carpet.
Change does not take time - it takes commitment.
Embracing conflict can become a joy when we know that irritation and frustration can lead to growth and fascination.
Conflict isn't negative, it just is.
When conflict becomes a win-lose contest in our minds, we immediately try to win.
It is hard to change our point of view in a conflict. Most often, it is because we are not nearly as interested in resolving the conflict and possibly creating a new "pearl" as we are in being right.
It is very difficult to apply the old Indian adage 'Do not judge another until you have walked a mile in his moccasins,' unless you get out of your own moccasins first.
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