Conversations : That’s what’s needed. OR Walk away : Sometimes, the divide is too wide.
Reflect on what you learned. Look for the gratitude inside of you. Consider how YOU were guided to make better choices.
8 SIMPLE (not easy) Steps to resolve conflict.
Courage. Everyone has to be ready. Be willing to listen. Be willing to share your point of view. Your story matters. So do the other stories.
Openness. Vulnerability takes strength. Having difficult conversations is not easy. Be open to hearing what others have to say. Be open to sharing your heart with others. Be open to new possibilities and insights.
Nurturing. True conversations have the power to heal. Be kind to yourself. And others.
Fragile. Tough conversations open wounds. Being blamed for something you never did seems unfair. Screaming in the silence is unfair. We all have triggers. Some we know about. Some we don’t.
Learn: Feedback. If instead of arguing, yelling, and abusing others, we consider other points of view. Feedback – instead of criticism. You don’t have to agree. Your opinion of you matters. More than all the other opinions combined. You matter. --- Feedback or Criticism? You decide. Your choice matters.
Inspiring: Facing our fears and demons is rewarding. We never know what another person has been through. Even when they share their story.
Compassion: Find a gentle place for yourself and others. Sometimes this means walking away from those who are mean and cruel. While it’s important to consider different perspectives and back-stories IT’S MOST IMPORTANT – do not ever – I mean NEVER – allow others to mistreat you, shame you, blame you. Be kind. Be strong. Be Courageous. Kindness takes courage.
Together- Tough times need tender hearts. At the end of the day, ask yourself one question, HOW was I kind to myself – today?
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