The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 231 pages
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From the authors of the international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception comes a groundbreaking work that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us. What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Every day. Like Arbingers international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace helps us see how we actually cause the problems we think are caused by other people. Were trapped by preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. As a result, our efforts to make things better all too often make them worse. Through an intriguing story of parents who are struggling with their children and with 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 his father at the hands of the others ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is the 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.
 

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User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

An application of the dangers of self-deception message promoted by the Arbinger Institute, this time in terms of all sorts of relationships, from family members to among nation-states. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - DelightedLibrarian - LibraryThing

I love this book because if you read it with an open heart, your heart will change. You come to see the truth behind your actions, thoughts and beliefs. Read full review

Contents

Enemies in the Desert
3
Deeper Matters
14
Peace in Wartime
30
Beneath Behavior
43
The Pattern of Conflict
58
Escalation
76
The Right Thing and the Right Way
85
From Peace to
101
From War to Peace
209
Apologies
211
A Gift in Wartime
220
Marching Bootless
234
Surrender
246
Locating the Peace Within
258
Finding Outward Peace
269
Action
289

Reality
103
The Beginning of an Idea
114
Choosing War
122
A Need for War
138
Germs of Warfare
159
More Germ Warfare
172
The Path to War
184
Spreading Peace
303
A Strategy of Peace
305
Lessons
322
Peace on Mount Moriah
332
About The Arbinger Institute
339
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The Arbinger Institute helps organizations, families, individuals, and communities worldwide to correct the trouble created by the little-known but pervasive problem of self-deception. Arbinger is led internationally by founding partners James Ferrell, Duane Boyce, Paul Smith, and Terry Warner. Headquartered in the United States, Arbinger now has operations around the world, including throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Oceania, and Asia.

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