The Anatomy of Peace, Expanded Second Edition: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute
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The Anatomy of Peace Audiobook by The Arbinger Institute focuses on a group of parents who have brought their wayward children to a wilderness program to bring positive and meaningful changes in their lives. The book has been written by an Arab-Yusuf and a Jew- Avi. They say that people have two ways of living life i.e. with a heart at war or a heart at peace.
When one has a heart at war, they can not empathize with others, they can not understand the perspectives of others. This always leads to provoking behavior which will hurt others. People who have a heart at peace, live a life full of compassion and love. They do not see others as mere objects, rather they see others as humans who have similar hopes, aspirations, and fears in life as any other person. The author's reason that how one’s negative attitude and behavior tends to justify their thoughts and actions. They see others as inferior to themselves or worse than anyone really is.
This negative attitude towards others exists due to various reasons. People think that they are better than others, they deserve more than what others do, need to be well thought of than others and due to the need to reduce the expectations due to a perceived fault in them.
The authors say that instead of judging the actions of others negatively, one should try to understand things from their perspective. People who are committed to peace do not judge others, rather step out of the trap of their attitudes and behavior that see others as a demon and work for achieving a heart at peace. One must hear to those with whom they have been in conflict with and build relationships with them.
The Anatomy of Peace Audiobook by The Arbinger Institute provides inspiring insights and principles for conflict resolution for problems at various levels. It is an empowering book. It signifies that people have the control over their behavior and attitude towards others irrespective of how other’s treat them.
It helps the readers empathize with others and practices forgiveness and compassion towards others. It also helps the readers build positive relationships with others and experience inner peace and calm. Overall, it is a recommended book for the readers who want to bring meaningful changes to their lives and achieve a heart at peace.