Some things I have learned #37

Subtitle: Or, at the least, I think I believe

Sub-subtitle: Or, at the most, I believe I know

Sub-sub-subtitle: Principles of Engaging “the Other” (i.e., anyone who doesn’t think like me), 6 of 9


The Inevitability of Conflict. It is impossible for me to step completely outside of myself (my self); my worldview and way of being and doing in the world. Therefore, any encounter with another always reveals differences and the potential for disagreement. Understanding this, I can engage conflict creatively: (a) recognizing it as unremarkable, indeed, normal, (b) responding with calm acceptance, and (c) using it as a lens to see myself more clearly through another’s eyes and perspective.

© 2021 PRA

2 thoughts on “Some things I have learned #37

  1. Thank you Paul!! I believe I was supposed to read this this morning. I’m trying to determine the best way to manage a pending conflict with the management of the group home Mom lives in. Your words were helpful!!


    1. Loretta, I pray you well, indeed, as the Apostle counsels, “without ceasing,” in your engagement with of the conflict with the group home management.



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