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Communication is either connection or confusion. Connection meets needs. Confusion meets no needs. Most communication is confusion. NVC provides clarity, and facilitates connection, which is what it's all about. -- Dee Davidson
 
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Because we are called to reveal our deepest feelings and needs, we may sometimes find it challenging to express ourselves in NVC. Self-expression becomes easier, however, after we empathize with others because we will have touched their humanness and realized the common qualities we share. -- Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life
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The objective of nonviolent communication is not to change people and their behavior in order to get our way; it is to establish relationships based on honesty and empathy that will eventually fulfill everyone’s needs. -- Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life
  
 
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Imagine connecting with the human spirit in each person in any situation at any time

Imagine interacting with others in a way that allows everyone's need to be equally valued

Imagine creating organizations and life-serving systems responsive to our needs and the needs of our environment

-- Marshall B. Rosenberg


Better than a thousand useless words is one single word, hearing which one attains peace -- Buddha, Dhammapada


You don't have to be brilliant, It's enough to become, Progressively less stupid -- Marshall B. Rosenberg


All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished. -- Marshall Rosenberg


Punishment damages goodwill and self-esteem, and shifts our attention from the intrinsic value of an action to external consequences. -- Marshall Rosenberg


When we understand the needs that motivate our own and other's behavior, we have no enemies. -- Marshall Rosenberg


It's never what people do that make us angry, it's what we tell ourselves about what they did. -- Marshall Rosenberg


Making a request without revealing the feeling/need takes all the joy out of other's service. -- Lucy Leu


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.... -- Carl Jung


Out Beyond Ideas of Right Doing and Wrong Doing, There is a Field. I'll Meet you There -- Rumi


People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care -- Unknown


Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it. -- Buddha


If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney


Yes, the past can hurt, but the way I see it, you either run from it, or you learn from it. -- Rafiki in The Lion King


This is who I am. Not everybody has to like it. -- Lisa Kudrow


What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. -- Dalai Lama


It isn't where you come from, it's where you're going that counts. -- Ella Fitzgerald


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -- Eleanor Roosevelt


There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about. -- Oscar Wilde


People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


The Nonviolent Communication process focuses on what's alive in us and what would make life more wonderful. What's alive in us are our needs, and I'm talking about the universal needs, the ones all living creatures have. Our feelings are simply a manifestation of what is happening with our needs. If our needs are being fulfilled, we feel pleasure. If our needs are not being fulfilled, we feel pain. Now, this does not exclude the analytic. I simply differentiate between life-serving analysis and life-alienated analysis... Analysis is a problem only when it gets disconnected from serving life. -- Marshall Rosenberg


I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, the evil it does is permanent. -- Mahatma Gandhi


You can observe a lot just by watching -- Yogi Berra


Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself. All things are bound together. All things interconnect. -- Chief Seattle


The world will change for the better when people decide that they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves. -- Sidney Madwed


If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going. -- Irwin Corey


O, Great Spirit, open my eyes, open heart's wings, open my ears to your voice in all things. -- Rumi


If it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? -- Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn


It seems to me that whereas power usually means power-over, the power of some person or group over some other person or group, it is possible to develop the conception of power-with, a jointly developed power, a co-active, not a coercive power. -- Mary Parker Follett


After all this time the sun never says to the earth 'You owe me' Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky. -- Hafiz


When we hear the other person's feeling and needs, we recognize our common humanity. -- Marshall Rosenberg


Empathy is full presence to what's alive in the other person at this moment. -- John Cunningham


Appreciate you without judging. Join you without invading. Invite you without demanding. Leave you without guilt. -- Virgina Satir


A need is life seeking expression within us. -- Marshall Rosenberg


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- Martin Luther King Jr.


I never have to worry about another person's response, only how I react to what they say. -- Marshall Rosenberg


Jaw jaw is better than war war. - Winston Churchill


The significant problems of our time cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -- Albert Einstein


There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so -- spoken by Hamlet, William Shakespeare


I know nothing, except that I know nothing -- Socrates


My needs are happy to meet your needs! -- Jyoti Rose (Jodi Gross)


Communication is either connection or confusion. Connection meets needs. Confusion meets no needs. Most communication is confusion. NVC provides clarity, and facilitates connection, which is what it's all about. -- Dee Davidson


Because we are called to reveal our deepest feelings and needs, we may sometimes find it challenging to express ourselves in NVC. Self-expression becomes easier, however, after we empathize with others because we will have touched their humanness and realized the common qualities we share. -- Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life


The objective of nonviolent communication is not to change people and their behavior in order to get our way; it is to establish relationships based on honesty and empathy that will eventually fulfill everyone’s needs. -- Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life


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