There have been several moments in my life which have been transformational. Sometimes a book, others an event, even better, a person… I’ve written about many of those experiences here in one way or another. They are reflected in my heart, and ever present on my mind. They’ve shaped who I am today, which is constantly changing…
One of those moments was discovering non-violent communication (NVC) – or compassionate communication. It resonated with some of the inclusion and diversity training I had been through at Eli Lilly as a Consulting Pair. Later, it would reveal itself (at least to me!) in the steps and principles of the twelve step movement, and in the fabric that makes up the community of abundance some call ABCD. With peace and compassion at its core, non-violent communication also reflects my recent spiritual growth around mindfulness and body work. So it is deeply embedded in my being, though I’m far from perfect living into its fullness! (I actually intend to deepen my training and practice this year…)
May I honor and remember the founder of this work in the smallest and purest of ways… This week, he passed on – in peace and surrounded by love.
Life is full of newness and loss, adoration and grief. Sending you light and love,