I just went to my first meeting of â€œNVCâ€ at Sangdee Gallery on Soi 5. Great meeting and boy am I starting to learn and find that I really need the process in my daily life. Hereâ€™s a great poem from the start of a book on the subject â€œThe language of Lifeâ€
Words are Windows (or Theyâ€™re Walls)
I feel so sentenced by your words,
I feel so judged and sent away,
Before I go Iâ€™ve got to know
Is that what you mean to say?
Before I rise to my defense,
Before I speak in hurt or fear,
Before I build that wall of words,
Tell me, did I really hear?
Words are windows, or theyâ€™re walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me.
There are things I need to say,
Things that mean so much to me,
If my words donâ€™t make me clear,
Will you help me to be free?
If I seemed to put you down,
If you felt I didnâ€™t care,
Try to listen through my words
To the feelings that we share.
I am so grateful to have been introduced into this Tuesday afternoon meeting at the Sangdee Gallery and have a chance to develop my communication skills â€“ When the student is ready the Teacher will arrive â€“ now to stay alert and learn.