Ultimately, the only way to resolve conflict in the physical life is to reach higher levels of consciousness. There are two basic approaches to accomplish this. One is to work on the individual self, which takes time, dedication, and discipline. The other approach is service to others. In helping people in need, our higher consciousness automatically manifests through our personality, opening our heart and strengthening our connection to the soul. This is the reason we experience joy and love (the essence of the soul) in rendering selfless service, no matter how difficult our own life might be. Service is the strongest path of evolution. It builds good karma and facilitates the development of consciousness.