The trade of conflict for peace of mind comes in many ways. We can attune inwardly to the Inner Voice that seeks reunification with our Source, and we can also take advantage of methods that will help us to get in touch with those inner resources. There is no right or wrong way, no better or worse. It all depends on what speaks to us and how we best learn. Using tools as crutches is not the objective. Each aspect of self-unfolding is to lead us further into the truth of our real selves, and some may be able to find their way through direct cognition, or through the vehicle of prayer and meditation. But for others, symbolism may be helpful, or painting/journaling...finding modes of investigation that guide us to the heart of the matter. The key is not to be stuck in any one modality, but to view each as a piece of the puzzle of ourselves. These become the stepping stones to the heartland, and once there, we are open to Divine inspiration and the guiding light of our soul merged in Spirit with our original Source.