Conflicts & Time
“All the people with whom we’ve had problems in the past keep reappearing in our lives, in what mystics call the Wheel of Time. We become more aware of this with each new incarnation, and those conflicts are gradually resolved. When everyone’s conflicts everywhere cease to exist, then the human race will enter a new phase.”
“So, did we cause these conflicts in the past just so that we could resolve them later on?”
“No, the conflicts were necessary for humanity to be able to evolve in a way and a direction that still remain a mystery to us.
Imagine a time when we were all part of a kind of biological soup that covered the planet. Cells reproduced in the same way for millions of years, then one of them changed. At that point, billions of other cells said: “That’s not right, that cell’s in conflict with the rest of us.”
Meanwhile, that mutation made the other cells beside it change too. ‘Mistake’ followed upon ‘mistake’ and out of that soup came amoeba, fish, animals and men. Conflict was essential to evolution!”
~ Paulo Coelho, in his book Aleph