If you were following my Facebook live videos at last week’s NVC retreat in Bali, then you will no doubt have an idea of just how life changing and impactful this experience was for everyone involved – and hopefully in some way, for those of you watching at home too.
There are so many things that I could say about these 9-days but one of the things that really stood out for me and made the experience all the more awe-inspiring and humbling as a trainer was the sheer diversity of attendees. The amount of countries represented, the life experiences, the differing cultures – and yet at the heart of it all, a common desire to learn how to communicate and live with more compassion, empathy and authentic care for ourselves and those around us.
One of the things I continue to admire most about the worldwide NVC movement is the commitment of everyone involved to use these tools and continue to grow and learn no matter what.
Retreats like these are not always easy for people to get to. The time, the cost, the energy, the distance: all factors could be excuses for people not to go. Yet they all came because they are committed to something that they know is of benefit and are willing to do what it takes.
So I guess what I’m saying here is: what are you willing to commit to now in your life no matter what the circumstances? And on the flipside, what have you been trying to do that is perhaps, no longer worth your time or energy to do?
Asking yourself these questions every now and then is important to keep you on track and focusing on the ‘right’ things – whatever that may be for you.