By Rachelle Lamb who will be presenting Non-Violent Communication: Relating with Heart and Conscience at Hollyhock on May 14-19, 2017.
Nearly two decades of teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and continuing to deeply explore its tenets has brought me to a place where I find myself living from a definition of love that is at once contemplative practice and beautiful revelation… a generous and unexpected gift springing from the discipline of NVC which, without a doubt, can profoundly impact our personal and collective lives if we apply ourselves to learning it.
I offer this excerpt to readers from a book currently in the works that sheds light on this gift:
May you fall madly in love this day and every day .. in love with someone who unhinges your tired trajectory, in love with a spouse of several years who might be aching for lightning, in love with demanding children and crazy relatives .. in love with the particular pedigree of genius insanity that has perhaps claimed you in spite of your reluctance .. and certainly in love with an animal, a cloud, a redwood, the wild .. these at least once a day. May you fall in love with this fragile jewel of a world, with hard work, real learning, just causes, petitioning and prayers. May you fall in love with wonder itself, with the grand mystery, with all that feeds you in order that you may live .. and with the responsibility that that confers. May you fall in love with heartbreak and seeing how it’s stitched into everything. May you fall in love with the natural order of things and with tears, tenderness and humility. May a bountiful reverence and devotion to life lay claim to your days. May you fall deeply, madly, hopelessly, inextinguishably in love.
Learn more about Nonviolent Communication with Rachelle at Hollyhock on May 14-19, 2017.
Rachelle Lamb is a speaker, writer and certified NVC trainer. She has worked in the field of Interpersonal Relating and Conflict Resolution for over 20 years.Register Now!