Post by URBAN FARMING on Oct 2, 2015 8:07:43 GMT -6
When we are in the middle of experiencing strong feelings like guilt, fear, anger, pain, etc., how can we take a moment to pull ourselves out? Operating out of a place of guilt, fear, anger or pain can be damaging to our lives. We can make poor judgment calls while in this space, and possibly say or do things that can hurt ourselves or others. Actions from this space can keep us in a destructive cycle and lead to a continued path of depressing, unhealed circumstances, relationships and patterns.
However, just the practice of noticing the feeling that you have a the time that you are experiencing it, along with how it feels physically within your body, starts to shift you into a different perspective. Additionally, shifting our focus from judging our actions or the actions of others as "right" or "wrong" is very important. Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication helps us to learn a new way of looking at ourselves and others- a way that is compassionate and empathetic. Learning how to have compassion and empathy for ourselves is a critical first step to being able to have compassion and empathy for others. The following is a brief introduction to this practice, and if you visit the NVC Academy web site (Non-Violent Communication), you can learn much more and have access to the tools to make this practice a permanent part of your life.