Using Taoist principle of the unity of opposites to explain conflict and peace
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This article explains the principle of the unity of opposites in Taoist psychology and its implications for understanding social cognition and the meaning of Taoist awareness in human domains. In addition, it describes the distinctions between personal awareness and Taoist awareness. It is maintained that psychological conflict stems from applying the personal awareness to evaluating, explaining, and adjusting our mental and interpersonal relationships, whereas peace stems from following the Taoist principle.
Sun, K. (2009). Using Taoist principle of the unity of opposites to explain conflict and peace. The Humanistic Psychologist, 37(3), 271–286. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873260903113477
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