The spiritual basis of nonviolent communication

Dear Folks -

As you may know I am talking in my Ordinary Life Talks about how

we cause ourselves suffering by trying to be "one up" on life. There

are many ways this "one-upmanship" shows up in our lives. One of them

is in a failure to recognize our own pain and take responsibility for

it. Exclusionist thinking (this is the thinking of the dualistic

mind) always creates violent people. That is to say, if we don't

transform our pain, which is most often unrecognized by us, we will

always transmit it. Our world is full of such violence. This violence

may come in a velvet glove. It may be absolutely unrecognized but it

is and will be present.

This week in Ordinary Life we are going to be privileged to have

Jori and Jim Manske from Albuquerque, New Mexico, speak to us. They

will be focusing on the spiritual basis of nonviolent communication

and the role that this type of communication can play in supporting

personal self-awareness and transformation as well as life-enriching

social change. You will have an opportunity to learn through a

dynamic and fun learning process to designed to help us transform the

way we hear criticism and blame.

Much love,

Bill Kerley

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