This tends to show that going through these phases of disaster can in time bring resilience. That cycling through these phases can be seen as a natural phenomenon of growth. Finally also, Mindell argues that beyond sexism, classism, racism and much of the other “isms” we face in our modern societies today, conflict work invites us to acknowledge our collective phase-ism: our stubbornness to stay stuck in phase 1 and 2 and reject phase 3 and 4 of conflict which require inner work.
This way of thinking means we will resume doing “much of the same” after the outbreak. Whereas, having the courage to go through phase 3 and 4 makes this pandemic a likely tool for a collective initiation, a possible rite of passage.
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