The proper response to conflict, whether it lies within or without, is disengagement.

Conflict provokes strong feelings of doubt, fear, anxiety and impatience to resolve the situation. If you act upon the influence of these inferior emotions, you will severely complicate the misfortune. By following the prescription of the Sage and returning to a position of neutrality, acceptance and detachment;you are able to meet opposing forces halfway: not recoiling in anger and condemnation, not pressing forward for some unnatural change in things, but waiting calmly in the center until the Higher power provides the correct solution.

The I CHING teaches us that all conflict is, in the end, inner conflict. When you see it beginning you’re obliged not to pursue it.

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