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Conflict Inspirational Quotes

by Steve M Nash
(Brockholes, W Yorskhire, UK)


Weekly Wonder Online: 33


Garth Brooks wonders...

"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."

More Conflict Quotes...
"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves"
-- Walter Anderson

"The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know"
-- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation."
-- Wayne Dyer


What I Wonder...


Listen to my thoughts about this Garth Brooke's inspirational conflict quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I live in West Yorkshire (England!) - this time the video location is, ahem, my lovely-smelling(!) bedroom...




(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)


So, as I say in the video, I believe inner conflict is probably more important a problem than any of the other conflicts that exist on planet earth right now.

And those 'other conflicts' would include:
  • conflicts between countries
  • conflicts between people in those countries (aka civil war)
  • conflict in organisations or work-places, and
  • conflict in relationships and friendships

I'm sure you can think of other conflicts, too.

But I believe that at the root of all, is the conflict of self - the lightness within us versus the darkness (and that that we never want to acknowledge).

What to do about this inner conflict?

Well, the first thing to do with any problem, or 'situation' is to recognise that it exists?

So, YOU HAVE AN INNER CONFLICT GOING ON in your life, right now! I'm betting you a million dollars (not really!) that this is the case!

So, what to do about this conflict now it's recognised? All you can do, I guess, is notice it and acknowledge it and perhaps wonder where it comes from - so you do not keep on surrendering your power to it.

I'm sure this is where the power of meditation becomes useful for many, or doing yoga or doing anything where you can 'take yourself away'. (I'm sure any form of anger management, for example, is going to help you with your inner conflict, too - to a degree!)

Please note, though, that this is not a 'battle' with your inner conflict, because all that translates to is another type of conflict.

Instead, it's a process of knowing, or watching when the conflict arises, surges, and expresses itself...


Other things to do?
  1. Well, Cristina Diaz's handbook from Conflict to Calm may well be able to help. It covers many calming and watching techniques, and even though its focus is conflict at work, as I've said above I believe that most conflict stems from inner conflict.

    So I recommend anyone wrestling with conflict issues check out Cris's handbook. (It's a short read too, and only costs £20 - about US$30. And it includes a small book of conflict quotes written by yours truly! :-) )

  2. I also urge you to watch and listen to this Alexander Ebert song on YouTube, called Truth.

    It's a song about shadow, about inner conflict. And, just as important, it's quite a beautiful song, too...


So. Have these conflict inspirational quotes helped shine a light on your own inner conflicts? I hope so, but as ever...

What YOU wonder?...

As ever, I'd love to hear your wisdom, your thoughts, regarding any of the free inspirational conflict quotes shared here... You can leave comments below! :-)

Thanks for reading,
Steve

PS Now please comment, please have your say - thank you!

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When Conflict Ails
by: Sandra

I can relate.

I had a major conflict for many years and I finally took action. But it was difficult because many times the action one needs to take, unless you are super organized, often comes with taking a "risk" at an unplanned time which calls forth having "faith" in the unknown.

Sometimes its just not expedient to put off "conflicts", particularly when the consequence of your behavior could set you up for a potentially adverse outcome.

I did a pro and con analysis, and the pros won, and I jumped. Conflict over. The life I'm living now is much more fulfilling with few irritating pebbles on the road.

I had a few days when I wonder if I've made the right decision but overall I feel solid.

I even find myself with better habits as a result of my decision because I no longer take everything for granted.

I've been able to sustain my faith in my decision by getting support from positive people and because of the deep inner peace I feel.

Even as I look back over some rash decisions, everything worked out for the best. It can happen again.

"We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win."
-- Edward Gibbon
English historian of Rome (1737 - 1794)



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