TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
CONFLICT BRINGS NEGATIVE THOUGHTS INTO YOUR LIFE
brings negative thoughts into your life. Conflict is a
bottomless pit overflowing with misery and regret, and with
minimal effort you can dredge up an inexhaustible supply of
add up all the benefits of conflict, the sum is zero. Conflict
never makes your life better, and always makes it worse.
Conflict subtracts power and joy as you fight battles that
should never be fought.
YOUR NEED TO BE RIGHT IS THE FORMULA FOR PERPETUAL CONFLICT
one of the plausible self-deceptions of life. It seems sensible
to set the record straight and correct people who arenít doing
things the way you feel is right. Unfortunately, your need to
be right is the formula for perpetual conflict.
When you are
committed to always being right and to always doing the right
thing, you infer the rest of the world is wrong if they donít
agree with you. Unfortunately, the probability you are always
right, and the rest of the world is always wrong, is zero. You
definitely are right some of the time. If you work hard at it,
you may be right most of the time. However, you will never be
right one hundred percent of the time. Itís impossible, and
isnít worth the effort. When the need to be right consumes you,
you live a life of perpetual conflict.
doesnít need a critic or a judge, but it does need your love.
When your heart is full of love, negative and judgmental
thinking fades. When you take the initiative and send love to
everyone, conflict fades as well.
The path of
conflict is usually a mistake, and the path of compromise
usually leads to positive action that benefits everyone. After
living for many years in the Middle East, I am convinced
conflict always makes situations worse. It polarizes the mind
and demonizes your brothers and sisters who have different
ethnic and religious backgrounds.
The roots of
conflict are deeply buried in the traditions of justice. An eye
for an eye and a tooth for a tooth guarantees that conflicts
will eternally continue tit for tat. Middle Eastern history
graphically illustrates the futility of using conflict as a
method for resolving the injustices of life.
CONFLICT IS A FALSE MODEL FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS
doesnít resolve issues; it polarizes and inflames them. Itís a
false model for solving problems. Although it may seem to make
sense to fight about something to resolve an issue, reality
tells another story. The only way conflict ever resolves an
issue is if you totally annihilate the person or ethnic group
with whom you have a problem. Conflict perpetuates itself until
people become fed up with the insanity that keeps it going.
When compromise happens, conflict ceases.
a dead-end street that leads to exhaustion. It doesnít matter
if the conflict is personal or on a global scale, the result is
the same. You achieve exhaustion and a mind full of negative
thoughts. If you allow personal conflict to consume you, your
mind will become a turbulent storm of negative thoughts.
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