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See Through Conflict
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See Through Conflict
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Conflict in a relationship happens, yet it should not get in the way of connection and understanding. A shift of perspective is sometimes all that is necessary to see the other side of the coin. This inspiring exercise helps us to put ourselves in a friend's shoes and get insight into and compassion for their predicament. By using this perspective-taking strategy, we may speed up the settlement of conflicts and strengthen our interpersonal relationships.

Miscommunication and opposing points of view can lead to conflicts. When we are having a disagreement with a friend, it could be challenging to see things from their perspective. However, by consciously adopting our friend's perspective, we give ourselves permission to feel empathy and understanding on a completely new level. The lesson that every story has two sides is powerfully reinforced by this practice.

This practice enables us to overcome conflict boundaries and promote a closer relationship is putting ourselves in the friend's shoes. We learn important things about their experience, needs, and emotions when we practice empathy and try to see things from their point of view. This method lays the foundation for conflict resolution and the bolstering of our relationships by encouraging open-mindedness, vulnerability, and effective communication. As we develop empathy and understanding, we create connections that can endure the difficulties of disagreement, bringing us closer to the peace and reciprocal development we desire in our friendships.


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There are two sides to every conflict. Sometimes it can be challenging to see the other perspective. Let's practice viewing a conflict from your friend's side. Choose a small conflict that you're currently facing with a friend. Something you feel ready to release. Then go ahead. Close your eyes, and engage your spiritual intuition. Imagine for this exercise that you are not yourself, you are your friend. How do you as your friend, name this conflict? Put it into their words. What are you as your friend truly hurt by right now? Be vulnerable in your answer. What do you as your friend need in order to move forward? Now, let's come back into your own body. Do a quick scan. Letting go of any tension as you move from your head. Through your arms. And your core. Down to the tips of your toes. Sending kindness and light with each breath. Ask yourself. "What do I need to communicate to heal this friendship?" "What do I need my friend to understand?" "What is one small action I could take to make my friend feel heard and loved?" When you have your answers, open your eyes.

Watching Now
See Through Conflict
See Through Conflict
Skylight • 05:32

Conflict in a relationship happens, yet it should not get in the way of connection and understanding. A shift of perspective is sometimes all that is necessary to see the other side of the coin. This inspiring exercise helps us to put ourselves in a friend's shoes and get insight into and compassion for their predicament. By using this perspective-taking strategy, we may speed up the settlement of conflicts and strengthen our interpersonal relationships.

Miscommunication and opposing points of view can lead to conflicts. When we are having a disagreement with a friend, it could be challenging to see things from their perspective. However, by consciously adopting our friend's perspective, we give ourselves permission to feel empathy and understanding on a completely new level. The lesson that every story has two sides is powerfully reinforced by this practice.

This practice enables us to overcome conflict boundaries and promote a closer relationship is putting ourselves in the friend's shoes. We learn important things about their experience, needs, and emotions when we practice empathy and try to see things from their point of view. This method lays the foundation for conflict resolution and the bolstering of our relationships by encouraging open-mindedness, vulnerability, and effective communication. As we develop empathy and understanding, we create connections that can endure the difficulties of disagreement, bringing us closer to the peace and reciprocal development we desire in our friendships.


View Transcript
There are two sides to every conflict. Sometimes it can be challenging to see the other perspective. Let's practice viewing a conflict from your friend's side. Choose a small conflict that you're currently facing with a friend. Something you feel ready to release. Then go ahead. Close your eyes, and engage your spiritual intuition. Imagine for this exercise that you are not yourself, you are your friend. How do you as your friend, name this conflict? Put it into their words. What are you as your friend truly hurt by right now? Be vulnerable in your answer. What do you as your friend need in order to move forward? Now, let's come back into your own body. Do a quick scan. Letting go of any tension as you move from your head. Through your arms. And your core. Down to the tips of your toes. Sending kindness and light with each breath. Ask yourself. "What do I need to communicate to heal this friendship?" "What do I need my friend to understand?" "What is one small action I could take to make my friend feel heard and loved?" When you have your answers, open your eyes.


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