In a recent blog I spoke about the olive branch as a symbol of peace. Another symbol of peace we often think of is the white flag.
According to Wikipedia: “The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of truce or ceasefire, and request for negotiation. It is also used to symbolize surrender, since it is often the weaker party which requests negotiation. A white flag signifies to all that an approaching negotiator is unarmed, with an intent to surrender or a desire to communicate. Persons carrying or waving a white flag are not to be fired upon, nor are they allowed to open fire. The use of the flag to surrender is included in the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907.”
We may not literally use a white flag when we want to call a truce in our interpersonal disputes. However, there are various ways we might choose to signal that it is a time to stop arguing and reconcile our differences.
If you have in mind an interpersonal conflict which feels to you that any more arguing is unproductive, this week’s ConflictMastery™ Quest(ions) are ones to consider.
What other ConflictMastery™ Quest(ions) may you add here?
Originally posted at www.cinergycoaching.com/blog/