Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 8.25.2013

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(Video) History… Solutions: How to Escape the Psychology of Control with Mark Passio

(Video) Richard Grove with Gary Franchi on WHDT World News: The Growing Security State: Puppet Masters vs. Whistleblowers

(Audio) Brett Veinotte and Richard Grove Guest-Host the 5 Live Radio Show: To Make Good Citizens

(Audio) Peace Revolution episode #75: The Individual vs. The Collective

(Video) School Sucks Project: Historical Research Methods, Historiography, and Historicity: Histo… – Unedited (for audio-only, download Podcast #236)

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(Video) James Corbett & James Evan Pilato: New World Next Week: Journalists Under Attack

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(Video) The Corbett Report: EMERGENCY ALERT: Latest Syrian Chemical Attack Follows History of False Flag Provoca…

(Video) James Corbett – The International Forecaster: 5 GMO Myths Busted

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Three Ways Nonviolent Communication Connects to Spirituality – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2013/08/25/three-ways-nonviolent-communication-connects-to-spirituality/

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Spirituality, how do those connect?  Actually in lots of ways.  But first let me get clear on how I’m using this term “spirituality”.

Of course spirituality means lots of different things to lots of different people.  As it should.  It is distinct from religious.  ”Religious” means relating to or believing in a particular religion.  Nonviolent Communication does not pertain to a single religious organization or group.  You don’t need to believe in a Higher Power in order to use and get lots of benefit from NVC.

As I see it, “spirituality” is the individual’s way of constructing meaning.  Spirituality is your particular world view and practice of self-growth and healing.  And so that means it is going to vary from person to person.  For one person spirituality looks like daily meditation and prayer.  For another person spirituality looks like being in nature.  And for another it looks like reading and journaling.  And yet for still others it looks like using logic and the scientific process.  Spirituality is whatever process you engage in which creates meaning, purpose, healing, and growth in your life.

So maybe you’re already seeing some of the ways that NVC and spirituality overlap.  Nonviolent Communication is not only a way to communicate with people, but its also a whole way of seeing one’s self and others.  Through NVC we see that there are universal human needs which generate our emotions.  And this view can help us have tremendous healing and growth and transform the ways we interact with others.  But allow me to show three ways I see these two concepts as interconnected.

First, both spirituality and Nonviolent Communciation require discipline, dedication, and practice.  You don’t engage in your spiritual practice just once.  In fact you engage with it on a regular basis because it improves the quality of your life.   Nonviolent Communication works in the same way.  Its not enough to just learn the tools once, to use them effectively one time in a workshop or counseling session.  Using these tools is an active choice you’re confronted with in every moment.  In order to be able to use these tools in the middle of a fight, we need to practice them daily.  Practice expressing your feelings, and identifying your needs when positive, neutral, and negative events occur.  Even if in the moment you can’t access these tools, afterwards write in a journal what you observed, what you felt, what you needed, and what request you would have liked to have made.  See if there’s a NVC Practice Group in your area.  Or find just one other person who also is interested in learning these skills and get together on a regular basis to practice.  Whatever it takes to make these tools a regular part of your life.

Second, Nonviolent Communication also helps us connect with other humans in a deeper way.  When you connect with another human in an intimate, vulnerable, way you’ll experience this sacred space for healing, growth, purpose, and meaning.  Let me share a story to illustrate this.  My father and I were on a service trip in Montana.  And we had been fighting about some political views we had.  It was pretty stressful, with lots of anger coming off of both of us.  And then something shifted.  I said to my Dad “you know, I feel really scared and sad that you don’t accept me as I am.”  And then my Dad started crying and said “Oh son…I’m worried that I haven’t been a very good father.”  It was a very rich moment.  You could feel the tension between us melt away, and this deep and profound connection took its place.  When we could each see each other’s sadness and fear we could hold and reassure each other, heal one another’s wounds, and help each other grow.  Can you think of moments like this in your life?  Moments where you were so radically open, vulnerable, and intimate with someone that real healing and growth occured?  What’s more spiritual than that?

And finally, Nonviolent Communication helps us to be more connected to ourselves.  These tools help us to listen to our core feelings and needs.  We are able to understand at a deeper level what is happening in us and what is important to us in a given moment.  How can we know what’s meaningful to us, or what needs healing, or where we want to grow if we’re not connected to ourselves?  All spirituality tries to help individuals go within themselves to find the truth and purpose that we’re each seeking.

And Nonviolent Communication is no different.

KindCommunication.org is a project by a close friend of Wiki World Order, Alex Leach. WWO fully supports the study, practice, and teaching of non-violent communication as one of the core solutions which already exists.

Embracing Judgments – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2013/08/11/embracing-judgments/

Judgments aren’t bad!  They aren’t the enemy!  And you don’t need to criticize yourself to “stop judging”.  If we treat judgments with the same critical energy that creates judgment, then we only fuel the fire.  To say “It’s good to be compassionate” and “It’s bad to be judgmental of others” is only to make one more judgment about ourselves or others.  But first let me explain what a judgment really is.

A judgment is any time you evaluate one thing as inherently “right” or “good”, while another thing “bad” or “wrong”.  This is different though from stating your preferences.  My preference is that someone else cleans the living room.  Or that I get to go on a vacation.  There my preferences because they are scenarios where I can clearly see how my needs are going to get met.  So a judgment is when I think “if no one else cleans the living room, then they’re all inconsiderate”.  In other words, if no one else cleans the living room, then they are “bad” housemates or even people.  Or if I were to say “My boss is the kindest, most open hearted person” is an evaluation that my boss is “good” because he gave me my vacation time.  But if giving me my vacation time makes him “good”, then the next time when the company’s budget is cut and he can’t afford the same vacation for me, then he’s an “inconsiderate slave driver”.  He’s all of a sudden bad.  So being put on the conditional “good” pedastal really isn’t all that safe.

Do you see the difference between preferences and judgments?

Often we try to stop judging others by saying things to ourselves like “its not okay to judge others” or “I should be more compassionate” or “I shouldn’t be so mean”.  Now that you know the difference between preferences and judgments, do you see how these are judgments I’m making about myself?  ”If I judge others, that’s not okay, its bad”…”It would be good for me to be more compassionate”…”I’m bad because of how mean I am”.

And what happens when we try to thwart judgments with more judgments?  Well we tie ourselves into a bind.  Let me tell a personal story to demonstrate this.  I was at the grocery store the other day and was getting quite frustrated with the person in front of me.  She was being “very impatient” with the “poor cashier”.  I thought the way she was treating the cashier was “rude”, inconsiderate”, and “obnoxious”.

But as a “good” Nonviolent Communication teacher, I told myself “I shouldn’t judge her, I should be extra compassionate with her”.  I noticed that as I kept doing this, I only got more and more frustrated!  I had more judgments come up about her, and then I got even more annoyed and frustrated of myself.  Judging my judgmental self split me in two.  It created a “good Alex” and a “bad Alex”, and they were struggling wtih each other for control.  It wasn’t pretty.  Ever have an experience like that?

So what did I do?  Well I turned and embraced “judgmental Alex”.  Our judgmental side really is our friend.  She or he really has something important to tell us, so important in fact that he or she doesn’t have time to phrase it in a soft, compassionate way.  Our judgmental side is the side of us that is feeling high levels of distress and concern.  And so like any good friend who is experiencing lots of distress the remedy is empathy, patience, and understanding.

Embracing the judgments means looking for what the feelings and needs are under the judgments.  So when I was in the grocery story with the lady, I asked my judgmental voice “What are you feelings and needs?”  And a whole new stream of thoughts occured in me.  ”I’m frustrated, tired, and dismayed that in this moment there isn’t more harmony, peace, compassion, understanding, respect, and love being met.”  And with that the tension I felt inside of myself melted away.  Once I connected with what was under my judgments, suddenly lots of compassion energy got freed up in me.  I didn’t even have to try to avoid jugdments.

Try it.  Next time you catch yourself judging someone else, or yourself, pause and ask this judgmental voice with as much kindness and gentlness you can muster “what are your feelings?  And what are your needs?”

KindCommunication.org is a project by a close friend of Wiki World Order, Alex Leach. WWO fully supports the study, practice, and teaching of non-violent communication as one of the core solutions which already exists.

Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 8.11.2013

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Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 8.6.2013

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(Video/Audio) School Sucks episode #230: How The Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 3) – A New World Order

(Audio) School Sucks episode #231: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Mainstream Media – A Commentary

(Audio) Unplugged Mom podcast (from the archives): Interview with John Taylor Gatto

(Audio) Unplugged Mom podcast (from the archives): Intellectual Nutrition: Continuing Trivium Conversations

(Video) The Corbett Report: James Corbett on RT: China’s Coming Credit Crisis
 
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Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 7.29.2013

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(Audio) Peace Revolution episode 074: Intellectual Self-Defense and How to Validate Knowledge

(Audio) Lisa Arbercheski joins Lana Lokteff on Red Ice Radio 3Fourteen: Feminism as Psychological Warfare & Harnessing Human Resources

(Video) The Corbett Report: Questions for Corbett – Who Funded Hitler?

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(Audio) Red Ice Radio: Adrian Salbuchi - Hour 1 – Argentine Corruption & World Government in South America

The Five Fundamentals of NVC: Relationships can be Simple and Deep – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2013/07/28/the-five-fundamentals-of-nvc-relationships-can-be-simple-and-deep/

This is the concluding piece of a five part series on the fundamentals of compassionate consciousness.   In the first entry, I wrote about how to listen to your own feelings and needs.  And in the second entry, I wrote about how after you embrace your own experience it becomes much easier to see and embrace the other person’s feelings and needs.  The third entry encouraged you to let your guard down and get vulnerable which will help you get the connection you’re really looking for.  This connection you’re really looking for is called intimacy, and it was covered in the fourth entry.

And this leaves us realizing that relationships can truly be both simple and deep.

For me, most of my past relationships have been complicated because of two things: playing guessing games and reactivity.  I used to constantly expect my partner to read my mind.  I remember in my first romantic relationship, I expected my partner to know exactly how much touch I wanted at all times.  I’d think to myself “She doesn’t love me at all!  If she did, she’d be holding my hand/kissing me/stroking my arm/massaging my back right now”.  And of course, she felt really confused when I would get grumpy.  But if I had really listened to my own feelings and needs I could have clearly seen that I was feeling stressed or lonely and needed connection and touch.  And with that knowledge I could have simply asked her “hey, could you hold my hand right now?”  But instead I would blame my partner for not reading my mind.  It isn’t your partner’s fault that they don’t know, it is your responsibility to tell them.

Relationships also get complicated when we’re reacting to a story that is running in our head.  Our partner shares something and if we’re present in the moment we probably wouldn’t be so bothered by what they said.  But instead it brings up some past wound and we are reacting to that old memory instead.  I had a relationship where I was told that I was too “emotionally needy”.  Then in later relationships when my partner said they didn’t want to hang out in a particular moment, what I heard was “you’re too needy”.  And because I was reacting to that story in my head rather than what my partner actually said interactions would get very complicated.  For example:

Me: Wanna hang out this Saturday?

Partner: You know, I’d really like to just hang out with my friends.

Me: Oh!  What did I do wrong?  Did I say something that upset you?

Partner:  What? No…I just want to hang out with my friends.

Me: Oh come on…I know I did something wrong…please tell me…

Understandably my partner would feel quite annoyed at this point.  If I had just said “I feel scared you might be thinking that I’ve been too needy lately” then I could have trusted my partner’s response “I’m just missing my friends”.  Check in to see if your reacting more to a story in your head, an old wound, than to what your partner is actually saying.

I also notice two reasons why some of my past relationships stayed at the surface.  More often than not, I simply didn’t know how to go deeper.  I used to say “I’ve already told you that I want to hang out Saturday night…and you don’t want to…so what more is there to say?”  A lot.  I could have talked about my fear that my partner no longer valued our connection.  I could have talked about the joy I got from our connection.  I could have talked about my sadness and longing or more intimate relationships.  Nonviolent Communication gives you this greater awareness of your feelings and needs, and thus helps you reveal this deeper content.

But something a little more difficult to overcome is a lack of perceived safety which then creates a fear of going deeper.  I’m not going to go deep with someone who I think is going to attack and blame me everytime I express my vulnerable core.  But by using Nonviolent Communication I realize that any attack, judgment, or blame from the other person is just a tragic expression of their own feelings and needs.  And when you can see that an attack is purely the other person’s feelings and needs, which they are ultimately responsible for, then it is easier to create a safe distance between your vulnerable core and the words of your partner.  And in this way you create your own safety by not internalizing their judgments.

KindCommunication.org is a project by a close friend of Wiki World Order, Alex Leach. WWO fully supports the study, practice, and teaching of non-violent communication as one of the core solutions which already exists.

Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 7.22.2013

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(Video) History… The Last Will of Cecil Rhodes and the Anglo-American Establishment

(Video) Gnostic Media episode #169: An Interview with David Asprey, pt. 2 – “The Bulletproof Mind and Body”

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(Video) James Corbett and James Evan Pilato: New World Next Week: War Games, David Kelly, Drug Deaths

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(Audio) James Corbett on The Power of the Boycott

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(Audio) Media Monarchy: @PumpUpThaVolume: Episode068: #ThePowerComeOverMe

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(Audio) Unplugged Mom podcast: Liberty and Learning on The Unschool Bus

(Audio) The Meria Heller Show: Meria with DaveMcGowan – the Boston Bombings to Michael Hastings

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The Five Fundamentals of NVC: Transform Conflicts into Oppourtunities for Intimacy – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2013/07/15/the-five-fundamentals-of-nvc-transform-conflicts-into-oppourtunities-for-intimacy/

This is part four of a five part series on the fundamentals of compassionate consciousness.   In the first entry, I wrote about how to listen to your own feelings and needs.  In the second entry, I wrote about how after you embrace your own experience it becomes much easier to see and embrace the other person’s feelings and needs.  And in the third entry, I encouraged you to let your guard down and get vulnerable which will help you get the connection you’re really looking for.

The fourth piece is how once we become vulnerable, the other person now can feel safe to get vulnerablet to.  And in that moment you now have an oppourtunity for intimacy.

Intimacy.  Its this experience of sharing your deepest nature with another human.  Having someone witness your truth, and you witnessing their’s.  And in this sharing and witnessing you build trust and connection.  You create meaning.  Intimacy is very precious and such a core need for all of us.

Every time you have a fight, big or small, there’s an oppourtunity for intimacy.  Most of the time you’re stuck in trying to get what you want and so you miss this oppourunity to get to know this other person more and help them get to know you.  And when we share our feelings and needs with the other person, and we listen to their feelings and needs, the fight radically shifts into this realm of intimacy.

Let me tell a story to show what I mean.  This is a story about me and a friend in college who wanted to go out to a party.  While I did not.

Bill: Come on man!  It’ll be fun, why won’t you come out?

Me:  I just don’t feel like it…besides it isn’t going to be that fun…it’s always just the same thing.

Bill: Well with that attitude you’re never gonna meet anyone.  You gotta get out there and meet girls!

Me: That’s all you ever talk about!  Girls, girls, girls….I just don’t want to go, okay??

Bill: You’re so boring on the weekends dude.

Me: I’m not boring!  I just don’t want to go to the party.

etc…This continued for some time.  This back and forth.  Both of us getting more and more annoyed with each other, over something as small as “do you want to go to this party?”  I don’t even remember now what the party was.  But then I did something which changed it.

Me: You know Bill….I feel really sad and lonely right now.  I want you to be able to accept me for who I am, that I’m not going to want to go out to parties all the time.

Bill was a little bit taken aback for a second.

Bill: Oh…well, of course I accept you dude, I’m your friend!  But I’m worried that you spend too much time in the dorm, and that you won’t have enough fun and have a chance at dating someone.

Me: I really appreciate that you want me to have fun and to find a relationship; but I really feel so on edge and weird at parties…like I really have fun getting to know someone at a deep level and parties are just not that conducive to that.  I just feel very uncomfortable and lonely at parties.

Bill: Well I still feel really guilty thinking about you staying here home alone again.  I’m worried that you spend too much time alone, going out, being social is good it’ll help break up the monotony of life.  But yeah I get it, you’re not a big party person.  What if we go out tonight, and tomorrow we’ll stay in and watch a movie?

Me:  Okay, sure.

Did you notice the shift?  As soon as I got vulnerable about my sadness and loneliness, Bill stopped pushing me.  He suddenly revealed his anxiety and concern for my well-being.  And in that small moment we grew closer, we learnt about each other.  We had intimacy.

Now of course this can take some time, and sometimes the dishes in the sink just need to get cleaned.  But here’s the thing: healthy, happy relationships are built upon intimacy.  A happy, healthy relationship isn’t necessarily one where everything is calm and there’s no fights.  Its one where both people feel safe enough to share their deepest truth with one another.  And so while some conflicts can be solved very quickly and simply, pay attention to when a conflict comes up over and over again.  Or when a conflict seems to get blown “out of proportion”.  Those are great indicators that there’s a lot more under the surface, and that you can get some real intimacy here.

KindCommunication.org is a project by a close friend of Wiki World Order, Alex Leach. WWO fully supports the study, practice, and teaching of non-violent communication as one of the core solutions which already exists.

Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 7.14.2013

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Final Marches to July 4th Fireworks – 2012 Occupy National Gathering, Day 5

Philadelphia, July 4, 2012, Day 5. Our final outreach marches through the streets to and from the main fireworks. I love and miss you all so much!

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Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 7.4.2013

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(Video) Richard Grove interviewed by Rob Dew on the Infowars Nightly News: Whistleblowing, Public Education and the Psychology of Control

(Video) Richard Grove with Alex Jones in the InfoWars HQ Boardroom: Intellectual Self-Defense
(Video) James Corbett and James Evan Pilato: New World Next Week: Insider Threats, Poor Food, Supreme Genes

(Video) The Corbett Report episode #273: We Are (Still) Winning

(Video) James Corbett on RT: Cyberwar, NSA Spying, and US-China Relations

(Video) James Corbett for BoilingFrogsPost: Obama’s War on Whistleblowers (and what to do about it)

(Video) The Corbett Report: What is the endgame?

(Video) James Corbett for BoilingFrogsPost: Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government

(Video) The Corbett Report: Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing

(Audio) James Corbett on Radio Liberty: Spying for Fun and Profit!

(Video) James Corbett on Press TV: Media Ignoring Second NSA Whistleblower

(Video) James Corbett for BoilingFrogsPost: Whistleblower: NSA wiretapped Obama, Petraeus, Alito, others  

(Video) James Corbett & Broc West: The Asia-Pacific Perspective: Asian Food Fight

(Audio) James Corbett: Deadline Headlines with Jack Blood

(Audio) James Corbett on Blacklisted Radio

(Audio) James Corbett interviews Nile Bowie on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Cyberwar

(Audio) James Corbett interviews Thorsten Pattberg on Hacking, Cyberwar and the Chinese Dream

(Audio) James Corbett interviews Pepe Escobar on the Salad Revolution

(Audio) Media Monarchy: @PumpUpThaVolume: Episode065 – The Secret is Out

(Audio) School Sucks episode #226: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 2) – Barometer 

(Audio) School Sucks episode #227 (Live Show): Is World War Z Globalist Propaganda?

(Audio) School Sucks Project:Puke And the Gang Live From Porcfest! (With Brett, Bob Murphy, Ian …

(Audio) Unplugged Mom podcast: Man Versus Machine: A Media Ecology Discussion

(Audio) The Meria Heller Show: “Blood & Guts” with Jack Blood
 

(Audio) Red Ice Radio: Patrick Henningsen – Hour 1 - Syria, Snowden, NSA & the Whistleblower Circus

(Audio) Red Ice Radio: Alison Adams - Hour 1 – Mercury Toxicity, Mouth Body Connection & Natural Reco…

(Audio) Radio 3Fourteen: Kevin Kostelnik & Benny Wills – JoyCamp

The Five Fundamentals of NVC: Let Your Guard Down, Be Vulnerable – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2013/06/30/the-five-fundamentals-of-nvc-let-your-guard-down-be-vulnerable/

This is part three of a five part series on the fundamentals of compassionate consciousness.  In the first entry, I wrote about how to listen to our feelings and needs.  And in the second entry, I wrote about how after we embrace our own experience it becomes much easier to see and embrace the other person’s feelings and needs.  After reading both of those you might be saying “it sounds like I’m going to have to be pretty vulnerable with people…” to which I say “yes.”

Many of you will have felt your stomach turn when you read my “yes”.  Being vulnerable brings up feelings of fear, anxiety, discomfort because your needs for safety, acceptance, and respect may not get met.  Look, I totally get it, its really nerve-racking to not know if people are going to really accept your raw feelings and needs.  What if they make fun of you?  What if they try to take advantage of you?  These are real fears and I certainly do want you to have the safety and respect that you need to feel relaxed and at ease in the world.

But if you give these fears too much power then you begin to get defensive.  You put our guard up.  And when others see you with your guard up, they’re going to put their own guards up.  And when everyone’s guard is up, then there’s no way to develop the intimacy and connection we all desperately want.

Let me tell a story to demonstrate this.  I remember a time when I wanted to date a woman I’d been friends with for a while, but was too scared to tell her.  I told myself things like “she doesn’t like me…I’m not handsome/sexy/smart/funny/wealthy/etc enough for her” and “if I tell her I like her, she’ll laugh at me”.  Listening to those fears, I wouldn’t tell her how I felt about her.  But that was okay because it helped me use some really effective tools.  You know, like ignoring her, whenever I was talking to her I’d find an excuse to leave, and my personal favorite whenever I saw her talking to another guy “oh, he seems really sweet”.  I always felt even more scared when she would respond “yeah, he is”.

Finally, one day I couldn’t take it anymore.  We were having tea and I just blurted out “I really, really like you…I mean whenever you’re around my heart starts beating really fast, I feel really excited, like a puppy dog!  I want to date you.”

Silence.  Then some more silence.  It was painstaking.

Finally she responded “oh…thank you.  I really appreciate that, but I think I just want to be friends.”

Of course I felt heart broken, crushed.  I felt dismayed and discouraged.  The voice in my head said “See!  This is why you never show your true feelings to someone, cause you can get hurt!”  Painful stuff.  But after a couple of minutes I noticed something.  I noticed that she was still sitting across the table from me and drinking her tea.  I was still sitting there and having tea with her.  We were still having a wonderful conversation.  And then I noticed that I didn’t feel so nervous anymore.  I was able to relax because we finally both really understood one another.  And the rest of the conversation was probably the most fun I had with her in a long time.

Being vulnerable doesn’t always get you what you want.  Sometimes letting down your guard will result in experiencing some pain.  But in the long run it helps you to relax, to feel understood and seen, to finally get the opportunity to see and understand this other person.  As long as I was hiding my feelings for this woman, I was constantly wondering “but does she like me?”  I would spend all this time and energy in debating small, insignificant things she said and did as whether they were a “sign” of her affection or not.  And all of that went away after I got vulnerable with my own feelings.  Even though I got rejected, I finally felt connected.

So while being vulnerable, and letting your guard down is scary it is often necessary to finally make the connection you need.  And as long as you’re keeping your guard up the other person may feel uneasy and too scared to be vulnerable.  Its like a Chinese finger trap…the trick to being free isn’t pulling further away from each other, but it is to counter-intuitively come closer to each other.

KindCommunication.org is a project by a close friend of Wiki World Order, Alex Leach. WWO fully supports the study, practice, and teaching of non-violent communication as one of the core solutions which already exists.

Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 6.23.2013

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(Video) History… The Origins of the U.S. Intelligence Community & Why It Spies o…

(Video) James Corbett and James Evan Pilato: New World Next Week: Protest Rising, Hastings Murdered, TWA 800 Update

(Video) The Corbett Report: Solutions: Sousveillance

(Video) The Corbett Report: Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear

(Video) James Corbett on RT: Cyberwar, NSA Spying, and US-China Relations

(Video) James Corbett for BoilingFrogsPost: Secrets of the Dirty Wars: What Jeremy Scahill Doesn’t Tell You

(Video) James Corbett on Al-Etejah TV: PRISM is just the tip of iceberg

(Audio) James Corbett on Radio Liberty: Bond Bubble Set to Burst

(Audio) James Corbett interviews Dan Dicks on Bilderberg 2013

(Audio) James Corbett interview: Russ Tice Reveals the Truth About NSA Spying

(Audio) Media Monarchy: @PumpUpThaVolume: #Episode064 – #TheWayThrough

(Video) School Sucks episode #225: The Road to Hell is Paved with Central Plans

(Audio) Unplugged Mom podcast: Interview with Michael Strong: Critical, Creative Communication

(Audio) The Meria Heller Show: Meria delivers the news

Tragedy and Hope Media Mail / This Week’s Publications 6.16.2013

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(Video) History… Interview: Jason Bermas “Transitioning from Apathy to Activism in the Digital …

(Video) How to Podcast: An Interview with Richard Grove and James Evan Pilato by Jan Powers

(Video) James Corbett and James Evan Pilato: New World Next Week: NSA Catch-22, Bankster Bail-Ins, Less Peace

(Video) The Corbett Report: The Transformation of Society

(Video) James Corbett for Boiling Frogs Post: NSA Spying: False Hope vs. Real Solutions

(Audio) James Corbett interviews Douglas Valentine on Scahill’s Dirty Wars

(Audio) James Corbett on Radio Liberty: The Turning Point Has Arrived

(Audio) James Corbett interviews Michel Chossudovsky on the End of the Syrian Ground War

(Video) The Corbett Report: Planned Parenthood Exposed

(Blog) Media Monarchy: ‘#ThePurge’: The #1 Film in America is a Giant, Satanic Ritual

(Audio) Media Monarchy: @PumpUpThaVolume: #Episode063 – #YouKnow

(Video) School Sucks Project: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – A Commentary

(Audio) School Sucks episode #224: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 1) – The Spirit of ‘76

(Audio) The Meria Heller Show: Meria with Jim Fetzer “Roaring Truth”