Conflict ends when you listen to the one in front of you from a non-defensive place of deep acceptance and love, a place beyond “I am right and you are wrong”, a place where you fully honor and allow their present experience of life, however absurd or unkind their views may sound and feel to you right now.
Conflict ends when you are willing to be perceived as wrong, even if you are quite certain that you are right.
Conflict ends when you stop pretending to have all the answers, when you stop pretending to know, and instead you listen, really listen to the one in front of you, who is secretly yourself, ingeniously disguised.
For what you are has nothing to defend, and nowhere to hide.
Jeff Foster (Brits schrijver, 1980 – heden)