When it comes to difficult people, says Koshin Paley Ellison, the key is two people willing to let go of being right.
“Who’s really making things difficult?” asks Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller. Here are ten ways to take care of your end.
The way to helpful communication in difficult situations, says Ray Buckner, is by pausing, creating space, and listening to your body and mind.
No matter what the conflict appears to be about, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, it always come down to defending our shaky sense of self.
Contemplative psychologist Karen Kissel Wegela teaches a practice to help us see difficult people — and ourselves — more clearly.