“We feel conflict. 

The conflict we feel is not a problem.

It is a messenger.

We do not need help; we need only understand that there is no choice in life but to follow the conflict where it takes us.

If we are prepared to go there, we may discover the actuality of self and the nature of our sorrow.”

~ Steven Harrison

This is a message I wish I had heard many years ago. Although, to be frank, I probably would not have been ready to hear it.

All emotions are messengers and reflect a deeper state of our being. As long as we avoid looking at the uncomfortable ones we limit our growth and ability to connect fully to our higher Self and life.

Our ego mind will tell us we shouldn’t be feeling these feelings and judge us for not being better than this.

Yet it isn’t a problem. There is no better or worse.

Let go of judging how you think you should be.

Allow your mind to be open to it. And then your heart.

Be kind and compassionate towards yourself, until you are ready to follow where the feeling takes you.

Beyond conflict is love.


29 comments on “Follow the Conflict

  1. this is wonderful

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  2. Wow. This is encouraging. This is beautiful.

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  3. Quite right – I wouldn’t have been ready, either

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  4. Beautiful post Val. Thank you. ❤

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  5. Such a helpful reminder. Thank you, Val.

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  6. We try to avoid pain, suffering and chase pleasure

    Works for a little while then suffering ensues

    If we want to heal sitting in the middle of the pain is the way out

    Nice post

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  7. It most certainly is the messenger Val, we just don’t want to hear it. But thankfully life eventually puts us in a place to listen and see that shooting the messenger in the past was not an answer. Understanding the message was.
    Great post dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺 🌹 🌈

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  8. Love this wisdom, Val. Many thanks for sharing it. ❤ 🙏🏽

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  9. This spoke to my heart more powerfully than I can say, Val. Thank you!

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  10. what a wonderful way to think about conflict. thanks, Val!

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  11. Beyond conflict is love….did not quite get this line.can u pls explain what u r trying to say

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  12. beautiful post ! I am looking for inspiration to write on my blog about peace and conflict….and your post quoting Steven Harrison enlight me. Thank you Val. Namaste


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