Conflicts are like accidents at the intersection of life journeys. No one plans them. Most of the time, we are trying to thrive in our lives and relationships when we feel the hit. A moment of personal realization or a head-on collision, either way it stings.
Just like a highway accident, conflict usually triggers a chain-reaction of pain and stress so overwhelming that it can undermine our trust in ourselves and in our world.
But the hit is not the starting point of the conflict’s trajectory. It is just a visible moment of impact where the laws of human physics are at play. Like their road accident counterparts, conflicts can be cleaned up, resolved and used to help keep us safe in the future.