Something to think about …
Conflict comes because two people are searching for the truth and think they have contradictory information.
War comes because someone wants another person to agree with them regardless of the truth.
At the root of this, for me, is the way in which we become attached to ideas about ourselves and to our own actions. If we have an unhealthy relationship with ourselves, we are likely to go to war instead of having a healthy row.
For this argument there are two opposing positions to take in life:
One: all you say, do and create is an expression of you, and what happens to these expressions happens to you.
Two: Once you have said, done or created something, that thing has a separate existence from you – it’s nothing to do with you any more.
Just to give them names, we can call type Ones Clingers, and type Twos Refusers.
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