If there is one thing that you can count on when two or more people get together it’s conflict. I would venture to say that we even have internal conflicts when we are alone! In spite of how widespread and inevitable conflict is, few of us feel comfortable or equipped to deal effectively with conflict – so we don’t!
Teacher and author Diane Musho Hamilton suggests another approach: “Rather than relying on a thin, idealized hope that we will all one day just get along, we can approach conflict resolution as an art form that we are privileged to develop and hone.”
As we encounter conflicts at home, with our co-workers or with those we are serving, let’s take a breath and re-vision these moments as opportunities to develop our conflict resolution skills and work together towards a solution. Such an important skill to develop!
Have a great week, everyone.