Understanding Conflict

Arne Mindell stresses the important insight that conflict is inseparable from life and diversity. Where there is homogeneity, there is less conflict, there is less tension, but there is also less movement, less life. Our challenge as human beings is to support and appreciate diversity — a key component of life’s evolution and vitality on this planet — while we learn to recognize the unity underlying the apparent diversity, so that we can live the encounter with what is different, maybe with tension and difficulties, but without violence, aggression, or (self-)destruction.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://ageoftransformation.org/understanding-conflict/