Ikkevoldelig Kommunikation (IVK) - Girafsprog

"Love -- the state where one experiences being all of who one is in the company of another" 
Zelik, 2019

"Shift your attention from words to silence, and you will hear". 
Sri Nisargadatta
"The first act of disobedience is comtemplation."
Stephen Buhner, quoting a French activist
"We are this divine energy. It’s not something we have to attain. 
We just have to realize it, to be present to it."
Marshall B. Rosenberg
"In the world I want to live in, people are completely preoccupied with how to make life wonderful, both for others and themselves! 
The inevitable consequence of that kind of preoccupation is joy, for happiness occurs naturally when we fulfill the need for contribution when it arises within us!"
Jim Manske
"I use the term Nonviolent Communication™ as Gandhi used it - to refer to our natural state of compassion when violence has subsided from our heart.  While we may not believe we are 'violent', our words and thoughts often lead to pain for others and ourselves."
Marshall B Rosenberg
The cause of anger lies in our thinking—in thoughts of blame and judgment.
Marshall B Rosenberg


“If we wish to express anger fully, the first step is to divorce the other person from any responsibility for our anger.”
Marshall B Rosenberg
“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.”
Marshall B Rosenberg
“Anger co-opts our energy by diverting it toward punitive actions.”
Marshall B Rosenberg


“any avoidable impairment of fundamental human needs.”

Johan Galtung's definition of violence


"Knowledge is power, but action makes it flower."

- Niels Brøgger Jakobsen, Alternativet


"Nothing compares to the sensation of being alive in the company of another. It is God breathing on the embers of our soul."

- Martin Nepo

"Remembering that I will be dead soon is the most important tool I have ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

- Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.
Rest in Peace, and a deep bow of gratitude, Steve.

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out”.

- Vaclav Havel

"If only we could celebrate teenagers developing sense of self, instead of knocking them around for being self-centered."

- Sarah Peyton

"Some people see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"

- George Bernard Shaw

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and happiness."

- Victor Frankl

"We think to escape our feelings. If you want to stop thinking and return to Presence, then feel your feelings."

- Leonard Jacobson

"When we blame others we give up the power to change ourselves."

- Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Your biggest jackal is your best guru."

- Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Denying my own needs so that others dont freak out is a sure way to stay in the jackal world."

- Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Gennem dig bliver universet bevidst om sig selv."

- Eckhart Tolle

"Intet kan eksistere uden orden. Intet kan opstå uden kaos."

- Albert Einstein

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

- Marie Curie

"Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all."

- Anne Lamott

"I teorien er teori og praksis det samme. I praksis er det ikke."

- Yogi Berra

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there."

- Rumi

"Intention without action is meaningless."

- Marshall Rosenberg

"We dont see the world as it is, we see it as we are."

- Anais Nin

"Dont ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

- Harold Whitman

"When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about."

- Rumi

"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you dont blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

- Anais Nin

"When you listen with an open heart, pain, despondency and hopelessness are transformed to joy, empowerment and hope."

- Jessica H. Hardoon,

"Hvis bare det var så enkelt! Hvis der kun var onde mennesker som på en eller anden snigende måde var forpligtet til kun at udføre onde handlinger, og at det blot var nødvendigt at adskille dem fra resten af os og udslette dem! Men den linie som deler godt og ondt skærer gennem hjertet på alle mennesker. Og hvem er villig til at ødelægge en del af sit eget hjerte?"

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Empathy lies in our ability to be present without opinion."

- Marshall Rosenberg




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