Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What is "Nonviolent Communication"? (video)

Marshall Rosenberg (CNVC.org); Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Annual Peace Bell Ceremony, United Nations International Day of Peace (UN)

Nonviolent Communication Training Course with Marshall Rosenberg (CNVC.org)

Peace (Kineticfoto)
The Buddha praised peace, tranquility, and serenity, seeing them as vital steps in the realization of enlightenment and final peace or nirvana, "the end of all suffering."

But how is it achieved in our daily lives as we talk to ourselves and begin to form an intention (cetana) to communicate with others? Speech is one of three main types of karma (action), along with mental and physical activity.
Let's become aware of how our language was built to use punishment and reward, which are tools to dominate the public, then let's learn how to change ourselves for the better and help others evolve as well so that all needs are met and happiness is gained here and now.

Remember, according to an ancient insight, "There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way!" Along the road we find quiet reflection, peace, wisdom, compassion, and a realization that things that upset us were never even what they seemed. There is so much we are missing when we are benighted by the three poisons of greed, anger/fear, and delusion.

What is NVC?
Peace on Earth begins/ends with peace in the heart (Ka)
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence (Sanskrit, ahimsa) -- the natural state of compassion when no violence (violent or harmful intention) is present in the heart.
NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies -- whether verbal or physical -- are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture.

NVC also assumes that we all share the same basic human needs and that each action is a strategy to try to meet one or more of these needs.
People who practice NVC find greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepened connection, and joyful conflict resolution.
The NVC community is active in over 65 countries around the globe. Find out more about how NVC is changing the world and how you can get involved.

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