Wayne Dyer

Posted on February 5, 2017


The late Dr. Wayne Dyer was a gifted therapist, speaker, and thinker. It is not surprising that he had a thought or two about conflict resolution. This is one such insight: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The Talmud, the compendium of ancient rabbinic thought, opines that in any disputed matter that is presented to the courts, both parties are considered at fault. Had they not considered that there might be a way to bring the contested matter into a compromise or settlement? If you find yourself gearing up for a battle with another party, consider your own role in all thath as transpired. You need not wait for a mediator to enter the picture. Become the mediator in your own dispute. It takes two to create a conflict, but only one to make a good-faith attempt at a Win-Win situation. Above all, mediate don’t litigare.