Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie Noble
Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace. These and other ways of living and embodying peace are ways of being in the world and in our relationships that show we have peace in us. If it happens though that one (or more) of these characteristics falls away when we are in conflict, it is a time to consider how to regain peace within. Otherwise, the inner conflict ends up being both internally and externally harmful.
When this happens, we may say or do things contrary to our values; we might offend the other person; and we may lose perspective, understanding and empathy.
You may be asking, is it possible to maintain peace within when we encounter others’ anger, when we are hurt, or when we become offended and caught off-guard by insults and verbal attacks on our character and things important to us?
This week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog suggests the answer to this question is no, and invites you to consider the following:
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