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 Conflict can be seen as a gift of energy, in which neither side loses and a new dance is created.  Thomas Crum


Conflict lies at the core of innovation. Emanuel R. Piore  

  • No one is more aware than anyone else and yet we are aware of very different things. Dr. Arnold Mindell
  • Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw.
  • You are what you think. With your thoughts, you make the world. Buddha                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
  • When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.  Tuli Kupferberg     
  • There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.  A. J. Muste
  • We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.  Anais Nin        

  • If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are. Zen proverb
  • Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.  Rumi
  • All paths are the same; they lead nowhere.  The question you must ask yourself is “Does this path have heart?”  Don Juan to Carlos Casteneda     
  • Every conflict we face in life is rich with positive and negative potential. It can be a source of inspiration, learning, transformation, or rage, fear, shame, entrapment, and resistance. The choice is not up to our opponents, but to us, and our willingness to face and work through them. Cloke/ Goldsmith                                                                                               
  • What people often mean by getting rid of conflict is getting rid of diversity, and it is of utmost importance that these should not be considered the same. We may wish to abolish conflict, but we cannot get rid of diversity…Fear of difference is fear of life itself.  Mary Parker Follett
  • The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them. Tom Crum



  • Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.  Richard Bach
  • There is a world of difference between reacting to an event in your life and responding to it. When you re-act, you are acting again, repeating a previous action. To respond implies a spontaneous and appropriate response to the situation. Michael Toms and Justine Willis Toms
  • There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them.  Phyllis Bottome
  • If we don’t change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are heading.  Chinese Proverb                                                                           
  • Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. W. Humboldt
  • 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



About the Author
Sherry (BSc. Sociology; MAA. Social Work, AMHSW; Masters Science Soc. Ecology; Diplomate, Process Psychology) is a faculty Director of ANZPOP.

She has offered expert psychological counselling in Australia and overseas since 1989. Sherry is currently based in both the Sydney CBD and on the Northern Beaches near Manly. She also offers national and international phone and Skype appointments.

If you would like more information or wish to reference something you have read on this website please contact Sherry.

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