One day last week, I was faced with the problem of conflict. A person with whom I was working was getting frustrated with the process and wanted to do things differently – in a way that we had not agreed; and also in a way that violated our contract. I became very upset and confused by her sudden change in direction and was at a loss for what to do. I did not feel that deviating from the contract was the right thing to do. However, each time I tried to explain my position to her, she seemed to grow more angry and more frustrated. She even began to become insulting.
I considered my options over the next couple of days before contacting her again. It seemed that she was in a very bad mood and I needed to give her some space. So, I did just that. I waited two days. Then I decided to wait one full week before contacting her again. I simply decided that I would not “throw myself into the fray” as I have done in the past. I now choose positive energy for my life and for my business. What I decided to do in the end, was what I had contractually agreed to do – nothing more, and nothing less. After one week, I contacted her again, declining to engage in argument or in defending my point of view. I simply delivered to her what I was contractually bound to deliver.
It turns out that the time and space I had given her was the key. She admitted to me that she had come down with the flu and had been feeling terrible the week before. This had translated into a bad mood and also in taking it out on me. I was able to save the relationship because I chose peace for myself – regardless of what was going in her world. I invite you today to choose peace in your life and to walk away from conflict every chance you get. You will breathe easier and the Law of Love will reward you for it.