A Few Random Thoughts On Conflict and Communication

– Conflict with other people is often an extension of conflict within ourselves. Conflict starts in the mind and is exacerbated in the mind.

– Often the best chance you have to resolve issues with other people is to communicate respectfully. Rarely ever do you need to go into fight-mode. The dialogue should almost always be one of de-escalation and peacemaking. –

– Resentment is more likely to build if you don’t skillfully communicate what is bothering you. For example: an alternative to “you’re not listening” might be “I feel like I’m not being heard.” That would likely work better. It more accurately conveys what you’re trying to say anyway.