A Quick Guide To The Art of Listening
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. Ralph Nichols
Pilgrims for Peace: One Couples Incredible Journey
"In the life of each and every one of us, there is a defining moment, one after which we know that our lives will never be the same. For me, 9/11 was that moment." Mony Dojeijis defining moment eventually led her to an ancient pilgrimage route in Spain, where a chance encounter with an artist would change both of their lives forever. Together they would end up walking a pilgrimage for peace in Jerusalem -- and in the process would uncover precious insights about themselves, each other and the goodness of humanity.
The Relationship Between Gifts & Community
Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community." What happened to community, and why dont we have it any more? There are many reasons the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs and, if you trace the "whys" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system.
The Way of the Peaceful Parent
The Way is only learned by walking it. Here are the steps I recommend:* Greet your child each morning with a smile, a hug, a loving Good Morning! This is how we would all like to be greeted each day.
Have the Courage to Walk Alone
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.