Drizzling sky was looking sad. I looked at them from my window and asked what happened?. Ir said with disinterest, “Low pressure at Bay of Bengal”. I laughed and said why can’t you stay normal. Always low or high. And I said “Why can’t you guys come to some term and be friends.”
Cloud intervened, “Hello Mr.”
It continued after a pause so that I can locate it, ” These conflicts in nature let’s you live. Your society exists because of these conflicts”.
“How can you say we exist due to conflicts? Conflicts are bad we should avoid”, I protested as it made no sense to me.
Sky replied, “Conflicts are beautiful phenomena. We are in constant conflict throughout the day. We recognise some, do not realise some and ignore some. There is not a single moment when we do not have conflict with something or other.
“We can consider conflict as unevenness. Uneven pressure causes rain, wind flow or even storm. Uneven levels causes a river to flow. Unevenness in demand and supply helps run economies. Inequalities causes creation of various different activities in society and creativity. Art, drama, music all are results of conflicts in some or other form.
“Absence of conflict will convert everything to a dead stone. No cause will arise hence no effect.”, Sky explained.
“But conflicts hurt.”, I murmured.
Cloud responded, “What hurts in not the conflict but the lack of rhythm during conflict. When the intention is not to prove your point but hurt the other person so that other person is forced to agree with you. During a conflict every side wants to prove itself as right but problem is when any side tries to hurt the other side through physical pain or mental pain. In simple term when any one side stops respecting the other side. Thats a hurtful and negative conflict.”
“Any partner is called as a successful partner when they have conflict where each one brings a different point of view and there is respect for each other. lack of conflict between partners creates either suppression of one side or lack of emotional connect.
“When wind blows at a speed enough to soothe us we call it nice but if it hurts us we us we call it storm. When it rains enough to the need of the people we call it good rain but when it hurts due to excessiveness we call it bad. Similarly when any relationship maintains a good level of conflict its called a good relationship else it hurts.”
“Oh wow! Thats good to know.”, I responded with a sigh of understanding.
“How do I maintain that rhythm?”, I asked.
“Respect! Gratitude! Active Engagement!”, Sky responded and cloud nodded its head.
Cloud added,”Every day try to spend sometime to give respect and show gratitude living and non-living existence in nature. Throughout the day when you engage with any, ensure its active not just for any specific transaction. Practice over a period will enable you to bring rhythm with the old around you”.
Cloud flew towards south as it found pressure is low there and said goodbye to me.