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From Conflict to Connection: Embracing Our True Nature

In a world designed for peace and love, it’s perplexing to see how often we, as humans, find ourselves embroiled in conflict. Reflecting on this, I realize that our pride in conflicts often stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of our true nature and purpose.

At the core of our existence, we are meant to live in harmony. Our hearts yearn for connection, compassion, and understanding. Yet, we frequently take pride in our disputes, viewing them as victories or necessary battles. Why? Because conflicts can provide a temporary sense of validation, power, and identity. They make us feel significant in a world where we often struggle to find our place.

However, this pride is a mirage. It distracts us from the deeper truth that our greatest strength lies not in our ability to dominate or outwit others, but in our capacity to love and understand. Conflict arises from fear and misunderstanding, while peace and love stem from courage and clarity. When we engage in conflicts, we are often masking our insecurities and fears, rather than addressing them.

As a spiritually oriented coach, I encourage us all to look beyond the immediate gratification of winning an argument or proving a point. True fulfillment comes from fostering connections and building bridges. It comes from embracing our shared humanity and recognizing that every individual we encounter is a mirror reflecting our own potential for love and compassion.

Let’s take a moment to shift our perspective. Instead of taking pride in our conflicts, let’s celebrate our ability to resolve them. Instead of valuing victories over others, let’s value victories over our own egos. Let’s be proud of our capacity for empathy, our willingness to listen, and our commitment to peace.

By doing so, we honor our true nature and pave the way for a world where love, understanding, and harmony are not just ideals, but lived realities. Let’s embrace our shared journey towards peace, and let that be the legacy we leave for future generations.

PeaceOverPride #EmpathyInAction #SpiritualLeadership


And is that always for your own good?

Today I want to tell you about complex equivalents.
I give you a well-known example: “time is money”.

If you think about this carefully and picture both terms, you realize, that it’s simply not true.

Time is time, money is money. You can put them in a relationship if you want to. But they are NOT equal.

So what do others want, when they tell you this and similar familiar things? What are their intentions?

● What mood do they want to put you in?
● What do they want you to think?
● How do they want you to act?
● And, maybe more important, what do they want you Not to
think, Not to realize, NOT to do?
● (Why)Do they want you to have Tunnel vision?
● What behaviour do they want to manipulate you into?

THINK about that! It’s a very simple and seductive way to exploit others. We fall for it quite easily, because it’s a habit, part of our daily unconscious thinking and acting.

So START being awake, START being present, START being conscious! Today. Here. Now.

As soon as someone tells you that “a = b”, for example,
this and that is your enemy, STOP! THINK!

Picture the two concepts.

  • Is this true?
  • Are the two pictures identical?
  • And if yes, have they already been identical, before
    others started you telling that they are?
  • What would you lose, by not playing along?
  • What could you gain, by being consciously aware of the differences, the individual properties?

If this resonates with you, you might also consider stopping doing this to other people… Help them to get used to not being manipulated so easily.

Is this useful for you? Does this make you think?
Please let me know about your reactions to this train of thought!