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Internal Conflict

One of my fondest memories as a youngster was putting together an “animal news” scrapbook.  Not like the bedazzled, fancy scissor cutting, scrapbooks you see today.  But a 3-ring binder, paper, glue, and crudely cut out newspaper articles.  (Yes, we used to get the daily newspaper).  

So, I’ve always had this interest in animals, and thanks to YouTube, I have an even better outlet for fascinating animal news!  And this video is no exception…take 5 minutes and watch it…

I love the way the narrator explains the dynamic between the predator, and the helpless prey.  Internal conflict.  The predator is almost confused with how to proceed, and instead of devouring the helpless baboon, it demonstrates the ultimate grace by, not only sparing its life, but also by caring for it.  Staggering, isn’t it?

Internal conflict isn’t necessarily bad.  Consider what internal conflict causes one to do:

  • Reconsider – sometimes, just the brief pause, to essentially THINK, just might determine how you act, or react
  • Reevaluate – what’s really important here?  Instant gratification?  Or finding joy and happiness in an unexpected way
  • Resolve – after taking time to reconsider and reevaluate, what’s your next move?  I suggest that internal conflict will help you in your quest for a resolution

So, from now on, when you encounter those struggles we all experience in life, don’t panic, don’t be afraid, don’t overreact, in fact, pay careful attention to the internal conflict that might arise, because it just might be a game changing moment…not only for you, but also for someone else.