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The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

2008 non-fiction book by The Arbinger Institute

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A different way of relating to your family, friends and co-workers.

  • Dec 5, 2008
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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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May 20, 2010
Thank you for the thoughtful review. I have not read this book and yet I am familiar with how many basic principles of conflict resolution can be applied at home, in communities, across nations and between countries. I like your quote: "treat others the way you would want to be treated."
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What if in our conflicts with others there is something we want more than solutions? What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? These are among the important questions explored in The Anatomy of Peace.

Through an intriguing story of parents who are struggling with their children and problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost their fathers at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is a story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down.

While Leadership and Self-Deception focuses on the workplace, The Anatomy of Peace explores the freeing and surprising implications of these ideas in all aspects of life. In addition, while Leadership and Self-Deception explored how to solve self-deception in oneself, The Anatomy of Peace goes beyond, and explores how to spread that solution among others.

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Author: The Arbinger Institute
Genre: Workplace, Conflict Management, Personal Transformation, , Mental & Spiritual Healing

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