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Practical Spirituality: The Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication (Nonviolent Communication Guides) by [Marshall B. Rosenberg]

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Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, (1934–2015), was the founder and educational director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He traveled throughout the world mediating conflict and promoting peace. www.CNVC.org. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Practical Spirituality

Reflections on the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication

By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Graham Van Dixhorn

PuddleDancer Press

Copyright © 2004 PuddleDancer Press
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ISBN: 978-1-892005-14-4

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Q: How do we connect with the Divine through Nonviolent Communication?,
Q: What does "God" mean to you?,
Q: What is your favorite way of knowing Beloved Divine Energy?,
Q: What religious beliefs, teachings, or writings have had the greatest influence on you?,
Q: Doesn't the influence of religion and spirituality promote passivity, or an "opiate of the masses" effect?,
Q: So Nonviolent Communication evolved in part from spiritual origins?,
Q: What do you mean by "giving of ourselves"?,
Q: Nonviolent Communication came out of your desire to manifest love?,
Q: How do you prevent Ego from interfering with your connection with God?,
Q: Then you believe that the language of our culture prevents us from knowing our Divine Energy more intimately?,
Q: Is this the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication?,
Q: Is this lack of connection to Divine Energy responsible for violence in the world?,
Q: How do we overcome this conditioning?,
Q: We gain this connection to each other by knowing God?,
Q: So exactly how do we gain this connection to Divine Energy, and to other people?,
Q: How do we express what's alive in us?,
Q: Do you suggest that simply telling people how we feel is all that's needed?,
Q: What prevents people from just saying what they need?,
Q: So what's next after feelings and needs?,
Q: What keeps us from connecting to the life in each other as you suggest?,
Q: Can you give an example of how to make an empathic connection with someone?,
Q: How do you express your needs as requests without sounding like you're demanding something?,
Q: What about discipline? What you're suggesting sounds like just being permissive.,
Q: How can I tell when I'm connecting to what's alive in someone else?,
Q: Can you give another example of how you've actually used this process to connect with others?,
Q: The process of connecting to the Divine Energy in others with NVC seems clear enough on paper, but isn't it hard to actually live by?,
Q: How do you get enemies to recognize the Divine in each other?,
Q: How basic is our need to give to one another?,
Q: Have you encountered any cultural or language barriers to this process?,
Q: Do you believe a spiritual practice is important for practicing nonviolence?,
Q: Have you been influenced by past movements that have attempted to mediate between spirituality and social change, like Gandhi's or Martin Luther King Jr.'s?,
Some Basic Feelings and Needs We All Have,
How You Can Use the NVC Process,
About PuddleDancer Press,
About CNVC and NVC,
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CHAPTER 1

Practical Spirituality


* * *

A Q&A Session with Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.


Whenever Marshall Rosenberg speaks about deeply held beliefs — spirituality, concepts of God, views of love — two themes always emerge: 1) the greatest joy springs from connecting to life by contributing to our own and others' well-being, and 2) spirituality and love are more about what we do than what we feel.

People frequently ask Marshall how he got to that place, how he relates to the religious beliefs of others, and what his views mean for

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004FLKWL2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ PuddleDancer Press (April 1, 2005)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 1, 2005
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2328 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 50 pages
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Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. has initiated peace programs in war-torn areas throughout the world including Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Serbia, Croatia, and Ireland. He is the founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), an international nonprofit organization that offers workshops and training in 30 countries. Dr. Rosenberg is the author of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (2nd edition, PuddleDancer Press, 2003).

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