There seems to be so much division and fighting on the planet right now. We are seeing the polarising effects of opposing standpoints and belief systems where everyone thinks they’re right. It’s hard to remember that, really, we all want to connect with others, express love, be appreciated and form deep bonds. Yet, so much of our communication, even with those closest to our hearts, is oppositional and leads to disconnection. It’s time we remembered how to communicate with each other.
Founder of Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg, says it’s a way of connecting that makes natural giving possible. “At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.” It’s time to rethink punishment and reward, as these games of who is right and who’s wrong only lead to further violence on the planet.
This beautiful video captures the essence of why we need to be nonviolent in our communication.
Feature Image: Reeney Jenkins.