COURAGE COMPASSION CONNECTION
Perhaps our most heroic act in the face of hardship is simply allowing our hearts to break and then transforming that pain into compassion, healing, and service.
My Intention And Approach to NVC Is To Support This One Precious Life
I long to support the harmonics between all living things, so that a natural resonance can be experienced. All actions are an attempt to meet a need, no matter how tragic, violent or abhorrent it may seem to us. And so, I support the growth of self response-ability so that we can compassionately mediate our inner experience in order to live according to our values in all that we do and with all those we meet. I tend to the truth of interconnectedness in a world where everyone's needs matter. I engender the refinement of our sense of longing so that it is invoked into the present moment. No longer judging, fixing, analysing, diagnosing or advising. No longer retelling our past history, but by approaching the felt sense of suffering(through our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensing) in the present moment as a result of our past. This can bring about a transformation or shift in how our experience is held and give a sense of hope and a possibility for change and growth. Through living compassionate presence, a doorway to beauty is experienced through the portal of our vulnerability and as we approach it with a warm hospitality and curiosity, this then enriches our use of language in a way that supports life. This is all at the heart of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and is the consciousness and practice I work with.
"We have unlearned the patience and attention of lingering at the thresholds where the unknown awaits us."