Why Conflict Resolution Works

December 24, 2016

A lot of systems have been devised to help people take control of interpersonal conflict with the aim of facilitating positive, win-win outcomes. But, is there an underlying essence common to successful conflict resolution techniques? Let’s compare six systematized approaches to conflict resolution, looking for commonalities.

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August 15 Peace Projection

August 7, 2014

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Recently, I’ve been practicing a form of the Buddhist Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness Meditation. In it, I concentrate on projecting unconditional love and good wishes to all life forms. It feels so powerful that I was thinking it may have a beneficial effect if many people were to synchronize the practice and send powerful thoughts and feelings of love and compassion to specific groups of people.

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Advice for Better Living

March 7, 2010
  • Pet your dog or cat for a few more minutes than usual today.
  • Volunteer to do community service.
  • Take a child to experience something new.
  • Try picturing an adult who drives you crazy as the sweet little child s/he was, whom you would love despite his or her flaws.
  • If you have a teenage child who is driving you crazy, look at his or her face while s/he is sleeping.
  • Invent a better way of writing “his or her,” and “she or he,” and tell me about it.
  • Give away a possession you love to someone who would appreciate it.
  • If you live a cluttered life, spend an hour today organizing the room you spend the most time in.
  • Close your eyes and take three slow, deep breaths.

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