Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Bridge the Divide

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” -William James

There are many times in our lives when we will encounter conflict with another person. Usually it is someone that you know, a co-worker, friend or family member. It is those times which will test you and your commitment to making the relationship work.

Take the story of 'The Two Sisters' by H.E. Bates and their growing independence from each other but a yearning to keep themselves close. The wants of each can be in conflict with each other and result in hurt feelings and separation.

But each has the ability to determine their own attitude and not allow pain to develop in the relationship. Each can let a good attitude rule the day, to be happy for each other in their decisions and adjust accordingly.

So many times an issue can develop between two people that creates a canyon-wide divide in their lives. Many years can pass before they each are willing and can fill in that divide which keeps them apart. If they do repair and come back together they each find that the time lost is more precious then what had caused the divide in the first place.

Rise above the situation in your life and allow your life to be deepened with greater fullness. Do not allow that which will eventually be deemed petty to take away your time with others. Be happy in each other and happiness will be returned to you.

Stay inspired my friends!

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