Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing, and Compassion
By Mary Mackenzie
Mary Mackenzie presents the concepts of NVC in an easy-to-use collection of daily meditations featuring brief stanzas and simple daily exercises. Each day, beginning with January 1st, contains an introduction, insight, or inspired quote from such notables as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Rumi, and Confucius.
Through the 366 daily meditations, you’ll learn new ways of viewing familiar everyday situations and discover tools to transform those situations into opportunities for connection and personal growth. Each meditations in this gathering of wisdom is designed to move readers away from turmoil, strife, and divisiveness and lead them toward peace, resolution, and cooperation.
This shift in consciousness is challenging, but with the words and ideas of this book, readers can assemble a collection of practical tools for peaceful living. The learned behaviors of hate and resentment and the cycles of revenge are broken down and replaced with the skills of nonviolent communication, including recognizing one's needs and values and making behavior choices in alignment with them. This collection presents new ways of viewing familiar situations and daily reminders of the value of living compassionately. Each meditation includes an inspirational quote and tips for integrating the message into the reader's life.
Table of Contents (provided by the publisher. All Rights Reserved).
Feelings and Needs Lists
Meditations for January
Meditations for February
Meditations for March
Meditations for April
Meditations for May
Meditations for June
Meditations for July
Meditations for August
Meditations for September
Meditations for October
Meditations for November
Meditations for December
How You Can Use the NVC Process
About CNVC and NVC
About PuddleDancer Press
Trade Book from PuddleDancer Press
Trade Booklets from PuddleDancer Press
About the Author
ISBN: 9781892005199 ISBN-10: 1892005190 Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 390 Published: 1st October 2005 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 12.7 x 2.7 Weight (kg): 0.49
What is Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication?
What is Violent Communication?
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate - judging others, bullying, racial profiling, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating against others, speaking without listening, criticizing, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people, could indeed be called 'violent communication'.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:
Consciousness:a set of principles that support living a life of empathy, care, courage, and authenticity
Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
Means of influence: sharing 'power with others' rather than using 'power over others'
Nonviolent Communication serves our desire to do three things:
1: Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection 2: Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships 3: Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
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