Vital Tools to Increase Intimacy During Conflict

February 9, 2015 5:10 PM

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Every day we are called to find commonality with others in a sea of differences. Unity and harmony are critical foundations for any system to function, survive and thrive. To achieve this balance in our relationships, we must learn how to communicate respectfully when facing these differences. By following the love and support prescription in Dr. Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease, the goal is to increase social and emotional intimacy, which will in turn decrease social and emotional isolation.

This will require our energetic engagement. Having tolerance is a virtuous and good starting point, but we need more than that; we need to open to real encounters when conflicts occur. This would be too difficult a task without a few guidelines to aid us in keeping our hearts and minds open when dis...

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