All forms of soul conflict consist in the lack of harmony between the moral, or spiritual, self-consciousness and the purely intellectual self-consciousness.  The flight from duty is the sacrifice of truth. The escape from the service of light and life can only result in those distressing conflicts.  All believers will have to pass through a fringe of conflict as they pass from the life lived in the flesh to the higher life lived in the spirit.  Misadaptation, disharmony, and conflict, all these things are inherent in evolutionary growth, from physical universes to personal creatures.  All conflict is evil in that it inhibits the creative function of the inner life—it is a species of civil war in the personality. 
New religious insights arise out of conflicts which initiate the choosing of new and better reaction habits in the place of older and inferior reaction patterns.  Conflicts occur when men dare to forsake a life of natural craving for one of adventurous art and uncertain logic.  New meanings only emerge amid conflict; and conflict persists only in the face of refusal to espouse the higher values connoted in superior meanings.  For Jesus prayer a prevention of conflict.  Unresolved conflicts destroy unity and may terminate in mind disruption.