Compassion

Mind of Good-Will

Speak With A Mind Of Good-Will

Given my role as a Zen priest, if I do harm to another person these days that harm generally springs from either something I’ve said, or from how I’ve said it. Or, the harm might also arise from something I’ve left unsaid because I didn’t have the courage, compassion, or wisdom to say it when it could have made a beneficial difference.  For this reason, Right Speech is a central focuses in my practice. I try to be as absolutely harmless with my speech as I’m able.

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Speaking Peace Nonviolence

Speaking Peace, Non-Violence

Techniques to De-Escalate Anger, Verbal Violence, and Conflict

For the past two days I attended an Alternatives to Violence Project workshop in Cambridge.  Four facilitators and twenty-one participants gathered for the AVP workshop at the Friends Meeting House. I think we all grew in the practices of speaking peace and non-violence.  At least I know that is true for me.

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