Tag Archives: Empty-Presence

June 7, 2015 ~ The Beatific & NVC (or Tracking-the-Needs-on-the-Table)

June 7, 2015 ~ The Beatific Nature of Nonviolent Communication “Christ’s The Sermon on the Mount fills me with bliss even today. Its sweet verses have even today the power to quench my agony of soul.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi One of the most … Continue reading

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May 3, 2015 ~ Silent Empathy

Sunday, May 3, 2015 ~ Silent Empathy This Sunday’s topic will be on silent empathy: “The Chinese philosopher Chuang-Tzu stated that true empathy requires listening with the whole being: ‘The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The … Continue reading

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Theme for December 2014 ~ Tuning Fork Listening

Theme for December 2014 ~ Tuning Fork Listening In the past, I’ve blogged about something that could be termed Empty-Presence (when one becomes an empty vessel without the barrier of our ordinary, pedestrian concerns, the daily residue of our preoccupations and other mental constructs … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 ~ The Power of Quiet

Sunday, December 15, 2013 ~ The Power of Quiet – Discerning Stillness   Roger Cohen: Gandhi and Mandela “Yet they came to a shared conviction that all suppressed people, whatever their differences of religion or ethnicity or caste, must stand … Continue reading

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November 11, 2012: Experience vs. Interpretation

 Sunday, November 11, 2012 ~ Experience vs. Interpretation Phillip Moffitt:  Emotional Chaos to Clarity Moffitt’s teachings revolve around two central ideas: Mindfulness and intention. He writes: The combined skills of mindfulness and intention described in this book represent an approach … Continue reading

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April 2012 – Empty Presence & Taking on the World

Sunday, April 28, 2012 (Inspired by Dian Killian – The Center for Collaborative Communication, NYC) How to listen with our entire body, our entire being…  In another context, I’ve often heard this described as ‘empty presence’.  To be completely present … Continue reading

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