There are many benefits to mediation, including spiritual and emotional, according to a piece in Mediate written by Dr. Denisha Shah. Attorneys who use the mediation process may focus on the more immediate benefits (ideally a case settles, and a file closes), but there are more extensive benefits as well that all participants may benefit from.

“Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is an illusion,” Dr. Shah quotes David Icke, and the mediation process is part of that infinite love (though feeling it may be harder in some cases than others).

These words ring true with the logic that forms the core for the holistic and integrative practice of mediation, conflict resolution, healing, and eternal peacemaking,” Shah writes.

Mediation is a much better way to settle legal claims because it, “…will perpetually contribute to bringing more harmony, empathy, and infinite love to the society, as it resolves universal conflict situations, reduces hostility and stress, as well as improves and expands loving relationships between individuals forevermore.”

“Most importantly, the mediator serves from the heart as a mutually dependent guide in tune with the infinite, the supreme heart, and all other hearts.  The classical mediator not only helps to create win-win situations but also…expands the magic of love everywhere endlessly.”

The mediator’s job is to allow the parties to consider each side’s arguments, wants and needs to reach the best possible outcome. “Hence, the prototypical mediator’s path has no depth, as its boundaries are ever-expanding, and creating never-ending stories of infinite love.”

One of mediation’s significant benefits is saving time compared to litigation. Mediation can take place during a conflict from before the filing of a lawsuit and even while a case may be going through the appellate process. Another benefit is that it “…should be used to improve the community life and increase mutual empathy for the whole benefit of our co-dependent human family…”

Mediation is a much less stressful and burdensome way to reconcile the parties engaged in a legal dispute and if an agreement is reached it should be memorialized in a valid, binding contract that can be enforced by a court if violated.

Mediation’s benefits spread far beyond the confines of the conference rooms in which the parties meet, discuss their positions and come to a resolution. “Holistic and integrative mediation encourages empathy, respect, dignity, and, most importantly, spreads infinite love for the benefit of the whole human family.”

If you are representing a party in a legal action or in a dispute that may lead to a lawsuit, choose mediation to reach a mutually agreeable resolution in a process that should be less time consuming, expensive and stressful than the litigation process. Not only your client but the whole human family will be glad you did.