Non Violent Communication

Sawadee Khrap

I just went to my first meeting of “NVC” 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.  Here’s a great poem from the start of a book on the subject “The language of Life”

Words are Windows  (or They’re Walls)

I feel so sentenced by your words,
I feel so judged and sent away,
Before I go I’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 they’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 don’t make me clear,
Will you help me to be free?
If I seemed to put you down,
If you felt I didn’t care,
Try to listen through my words
To the feelings that we share.
—Ruth Bebermeyer

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 – When the student is ready the Teacher will arrive – now to stay alert and learn.