How do we humans get along?
How do we understand one another?
We’re coming from 1,383,357,295 perspectives!
None look at life the same.
You look at life through your viewpoint,
and I look at life through mine.
How do we reconcile?
It’s a miracle we ever understand another.
Yesterday I experienced minor friction with a friend. He/she interpreted one way. I interpreted another way. It looked like impasse, gosh darn, how dare he view me in this limited way?
Luckily, he/she’s a sweet soul who desires communication, who perhaps desires reconciliation. We emailed back and forth. Hopefully we’re on the same respectful page.
It’s a gift when we find a person ready to engage, instead of angrily turning away.
In a marriage, don’t we negotiate always?
In relationship with children, aren’t we always re-stating our intent?
In true friendship, don’t we engage until we understand?
Let’s stay present with one another, dear friends, ever attempting to communicate. Then, with our heart soft, let’s gently say goodbye if we must.
Conflict arises when we resist Life’s many opinions; love allows infinite options.
How do you handle conflict?