Got a question for you:
How do you handle conflict?
It’s tough, right? None of us wants to get into it with someone else. It’s hard to both be “in-it” and wise at the same time. Wisdom is the forest, the disagreement is the trees.
This week I had to muck around in my psyche to figure out whether I was perpetuating a conflict because I needed to be right (ego alert!) or if I was making a principled stand that might help others avoid a similar mess in the future.
I have to admit, I have a Mama-Bear streak. If my clarity, honesty, and willingness to be a hard-ass can protect somebody else from being hurt, I’m there.
I know, I know, it’s ego to think that everybody else needs me to take care of them. But isn’t there a moral obligation to protect the public good?
For me, it’s like this: if I find a hidden hole on a path I am walking, then I need to either put up a sign to alert the next person or lay a board over the hole so others can cross safely. It’s an obligation I take on because I know I’ll feel like hell if someone steps in the hole and breaks an ankle.
So what essential oil have I been sniffing as I climb high enough to see the forest for the trees?
It cuts through the crap and uplifts all at the same time. On both a physical and energetic level, it clarifies and detoxifies, which is perfect for when you’re lost amongst life’s brambles.