Some say conflict is all good;
others say no good can come of it.
Yes, conflict can be
when confronted by selfish motives –
the adversity is viewed as conditions
to be dismissed or overcome.
Or, conflict can be
oh… so productive,
when accepted with shared intentions –
calmness persists in the adversity
to collaborate and cooperate.
The conflict conflicts
but the conflicted do not…
they react with measured response –
it is a time to bridge not silo
it is a space to listen not shout.
To make resolution requires
Patience with the cause of the conflict
Courage with the effect of the conflict
and Strength to end the conflict –
Life is not either/or, Life is both-and.
I say conflict presents opportunities
to work together in harmony.