We all know that conflicts are a part of our everyday life. Any kind of conflict has two dimensions, internal and external.
Internal conflicts arise when mind and intellect are moving in opposite direction and external conflicts are caused when people or situations confront us and we are not sure how to cope with them. Some people view conflicts as an opportunity for a change and some see it as a natural global phenomenon.
But there are others who feel that conflicts are definitely avoidable through better communication but they are frightened of the process.
Most of the people seek guru’s or senior’s advice when they are faced with conflicting decisions.
But the irony is that with all the information and advice that is available to us, we are still unable to resolve matters because there is an acute implementation paralysis. We must not forget about a fact that the best source of judgement is a person’s own intellect because nobody can understand his feelings, situations and capabilities to deal, better than his own self.
We may seek advice from an experienced person, however, the sense of joy or security that we feel on hearing a good advice is only temporary because it is not real.
Just like the feeling of joy derived from thinking of eating something delicious is unreal, real joy comes only after really eating the thing.
We too have to undergo an experience in order to make it real. A growing body of research has shown spirituality as a great antidote for all kinds of conflicts.
From spiritual perspective, the simplest and the most powerful value needed for conflict resolution is ‘respect’.
This is because most of the people don’t wish to negotiate when they are in possession of material power. Therefore, there’s an urgent need for those to realize and respect their inner powers.
Similarly, faith is also a very important element in conflict resolution, it is the key to mutual understanding.
For global conflicts the solution lies with the leadership.
Leaders of today must remember that any kind of change, can be termed ‘real’ only when it affects the grassroots. It is thus very important to recognize that the world shall change, when I change.