2008 non-fiction book by The Arbinger Institute< read all 1 reviews
One of my favorite hymns to sing is "Let There Be Peace On Earth". It is a uplifting song that makes the very cogent point that true peace begins in the hearts and minds of each and every one of us. This thought is reinforced and expanded upon in The Arbinger Institute's splendid new book "The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving The Heart of Conflict". You will be introduced to a new way of looking at the people you interact with each day. The program will teach you to view your spouse, your children, your co-workers, and even the waitress who serves you coffee in the morning in an entirely new light. You will come to understand why it is absolutely essential to treat every person you encounter each day as a person and not as an object. You will realize that when your own heart is at war you view others as objects. And so you behave accordingly. Conversely, when your heart is at peace you just might see those very same individuals as people with many of the same needs, cares, worries and fears that you have yourself.
To me, the remarkable thing is that the peacemaking principles taught in "The Anatomy of Peace" apply in family discussions, labor-management talks and even Middle East peace negotiations. I guess when you boil it all down to its purest form it really is all about the old adage to "treat others the way you would want to be treated". Easier said than done! So do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of "The Anatomy of Peace" and read it. Pass it on to your spouse and then to your kids. Then talk about it. You will find that any time spent on this exercise is time very well spent. Without a doubt, "The Anatomy of Peace" is a book that I can highly recommend!
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