It's a big challenge to accept helplessness over another, but when you fully accept it, then you are free to take loving care of yourself and do whatever you need to do to not escalate the fight, and to then compassionately tend to your own feelings.
One of the most challenging roles of an effective leader is that of "peacekeeper." Resolving conflicts in the workplace takes negotiation skills, patience, and a healthy dose of emotional intelligence.
The first two years of marriage are a tricky time for most couples. The high of the wedding is over and real life sets in. In our first year and a half of marriage we had more than our share of arguments, and none of them were pretty.
If all the people in this world started their day with yoga or meditation practice or were able to play music together, we would probably be able to communicate in a better and more productive way. Yes, I know it sounds surreal, but can you imagine the results?
Together, we reminded each Zimbabwean, regardless of political or religious persuasion, to take responsibility for peace. The religious leaders, though not perfect, must be recognized for their role in the peace process.
When dealing with joint custody each parent can be the dreaded finger pointer as well as the one the being pointed at. Stay mindful of the bigger picture, which is that every action you take, every mood you display, has an effect on your kids.
New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.
Issues and politicians will come and go but the institutions by which we engage must endure. I like to say, "Conflict is an opportunity for positive change." This experience of failed leadership can be just such an opportunity.
Sometimes letting the steam out of the pot can be helpful in avoiding future resentment, provided both of you learn to be non-reactive, to not take it personally, and to not say hurtful things when angry or irritated.
In order for a peace process to begin, the ongoing violence has to be countered and halted in its tracks, and the parties involved must be forcefully nudged into negotiation. It is a paradox, I know, that the path to peace sometimes has to begin with a forceful shove.
Many quality people choose security over risking disapproval or potential abandonment. They hope, somehow, that if they hide their faults and enough time passes, their partners will love them enough to bear what they have hidden.
Take timeouts when you need to. Sometimes you can self-soothe on the spot. At other times, you may need to take a break from the interaction. And by all means, don't get down on yourself when you do get tripped up and act out. That's what "I'm sorry" is for.
Conflict is reduced by appropriately addressing the grief and loss from the very beginning. Doesn't it therefore make sense that lawyers involved in the field of family law should have a better understanding of grief and loss?
The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.
On the eve of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, a lunch conversation foreshadowed a feast of sensual experience, wonder at new ideas and underlying challenges in the very different lenses through which different people view the same world.