The name Gandhi is associated with the word peace worldwide and there’s a good reason for that. Mahatma Gandhi is known for starting the peaceful revolution in India. Peace begins within- and this helped create the nonviolent communication movement. Gandhi’s birthday on October 2nd is a national holiday where he is respected and honored throughout all of India.
All human beings share the same basic needs. We also all contain the same ability to display compassion, and when we spend time to turn inward, we can share that compassion with others.
Nonviolent communication helps us take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Instead of manipulating a situation or lying, you work in partnership with another person to come to a peaceful resolution. It could be a conversation at work, a disagreement with a loved one, or perhaps even a political protest. We’ve all heard that anger is a waste of energy that doesn’t get you anywhere. And regardless of the outcome in your favor or not, you can first feel at peace with yourself in light of whatever the resolution may be.