Sometimes (but not always) the best way to deal with a conflict is to simply walk away from it.
I HAD A STRANGE DREAM LAST NIGHT
I was sitting in an audience, inside an auditorium during the dream. There were various public speakers. Everyone in the audience knew each other, as we were all part of the same organization.
When we reached a certain part of the program, the woman behind me began heckling the speaker. Over and over and over and over. It was obnoxious.
You could tell everyone was getting annoyed with the heckler, including the speaker and myself.
Suddenly the lights went out. It was as if the heckler had someone positioned near the light switch who purposely turned them off. The heckler continued, non-stop. No one did anything. Everyone was just listening to the heckler and the heckler was getting just what they wanted.
Then I had an inspiration. I got up, in the dark and walked over to the light switch. I turned the lights back on and simply walked out of the room. As I expected, everyone else in the room slowly got up and followed me out of the room. The heckler was left alone with the speaker. All of a sudden, the heckler had no audience.
As soon as everyone walked out of the room, the heckler stopped; dead in their tracks. No audience; no argument. The heckler was defeated. All without anyone raising their voice. All without anyone arguing with them.
I woke up inspired as I remembered a phrase I heard a few months back.
Everything has a force. Embrace it or deflect it. Why oppose it?
That’s what I and all the others in the room did during the dream. We deflected it. No opposition was necessary.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Have you encountered similar situations in your life? Please feel free to share your thoughts below.
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