Change Ourselves, Change the World

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”  
- Mahatma Gandhi

Listening

The 4 Components of NVC
  • Observations
  • Feelings
  • Needs
  • Requests

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Resources for helping you to cultivate love...

Opening the Heart (Loving Kindness Prayer) (Personal Practice - PDF)

Love and Appreciation: A Book of Positive Aspects  (Personal Practice - PDF)

We Wish to See Jesus  (Personal Practice - PDF)

A Meditation for Reaching Out in Love  (Personal Practice - PDF)

A Meditation for Reaching Out in Love - PART 2  (Personal Practice - PDF)


Faith Practices Index - Reference to other Faith Practice topics and exercises


The Pastor's Blog - more on this topic and other inspirations (sermon adaptations, etc)



INSPIRATIONS...

LOVING KINDNESS PRAYER

God, into your hands I commend ________________________

May _____ be free of fear (doubt, anxiety, negativity, pain, danger)

May _____ be filled with the light of your healing spirit (of love, joy, peace, patience, insight, wisdom, and courage)

May _____ abide in happiness (and equanimity)

May _____ live with ease (and tranquility)

May _____ dwell in peace.

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