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By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

The extraordinary language of Nonviolent Communication is changing how parents relate to children, teachers to students, and how we all related to each other and even to ourselves. It is precise, disciplined, and enormously compassionate. Most important, once we study NVC we can't ignore the potential for transformation that lies in any difficult relationship - if we only bother to communicate with skill and empathy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Each of is an arm of Kannon, enabling Kannon to do her work. Like her, we're also overwhelmed, but when we reallize that the millions of pieces are all operating as one, then there's no problem. The reason we get overwhelmed is that we're attached to a certain result or taht we want to achieve a certain result or that we to achieve a certain goal. If we weren't attached we wouldn't be overwhelmed. It's endless. And we just take one step after the next

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

I honor businesses for what they do, I honor nonprofits for what they do, I honor government for what it does, and then I invite everyone to the table so that together we can come up with innovative and broad-based solutions that can serve as many people as possible. The fewer or less diverse voices you invite to the table, the smaller and narrower your solution will be and the fewer people it will serve.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

I always have this red nose in my pocket, and if it looks like I'm taking things too seriously, or the person I'm talking to is taking them too seriously, I put the nose on. It doesn't matter what we're doing or talking about, it doesn't matter if we agree or disagree, the nose changes everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

People get stuck a lot because they're afraid to act; in the worst case,...we get so attached to some end result that we can't function. We need help just to move on, only life doesn't wait.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

It's very rare to be in a state where there's nothing in, where you have no attachment to any idea or concept about yourself. In that state you've immediately raised the mind of compassion, because if nothing is in, everything is in, and you are now free to experience yourself as the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

In every area, working with what you habitually reject is one of the best ways to facilitate growth and transformation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernie Glassman

When we go... to bear witness to life on the streets, we're offering ourselves. Not blankets, not food, not clothes, just ourselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Our tendency in life is to avoid things that frighten us. But in order to become whole, we need to go deeper and deeper into ourselves by reaching further and further into the things we fear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

I always tell people that if you get upset over what someone says, imagine him or her with a clown's nose on and you won't get so angry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernie Glassman

When you care about perfection, you care about an expectation. But there is also caring for where I am right now, for what's happening right now. When I spend time with students, they tell me that they've read something in a book or heard something from a teacher that they don't think they're living up to. And I tell them, “Take care of yourself right now. Befriend what's happening, not just who you're supposed to be or what the world should be like. This is where you are now. So how do you care for yourself this minute?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

The basic problem, actually, is how to get rid of the idea that we're going to get rid of our problems. Only then can we relate directly with the real issues of our life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Our work may be important, but we don't take it too seriously. Otherwise, we get attached to one relatively small thing and ignore the rest of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernie Glassman

whatever judgment we make is a subjective one we're making now, and that it could change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Take the selfishness out of anger and you're left with determination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernie Glassman

We're creating a little niche for ourselves instead of working the whole canvas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Don't make a whole to-do about it. Don't get down on yourself be- cause you're not an expert rower; don't start reading too many books in order to do it right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning...look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernie Glassman

The pursuit of enlightenment is for the purpose of the world, not merely for the purpose of the individual. Practices for enlightenment must lead to action in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernie Glassman

When we don't ask, we don't let others give. When we fear rejection, we don't let generosity arise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernie Glassman

An English philosopher said that whatever is cosmic is also comic. Do the best you can and don't take it so seriously.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Bernie Glassman

We freeze up because we expect a certain result or because we want things to be perfect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bernie Glassman

Sometimes you come to a fall and sometimes you come to white water. Your rowing has to adapt to the situation. You can't do the same stroke coming down a small stream as you would coming down Niagara Falls. Even if you're only rowing down a stream, different things happen: maybe the wind changes, maybe the current, and suddenly everything's different. So gently is really important. Don't power yourself or blast through; rock with the way things are.