Recently when describing how contemplation can be an outcome when using a precise formula of spoken words, a colleague mentioned a verse in the bible as follows:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition
What a wonderful insight and comparison!
The quote I have connected to in the past as describing this experience comes from Rumi:
“Out beyond right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I will meet you there.”
Here are a few more lines in this chapter that continue to describe an experience of connection that may happen between two people speaking with honesty and listening with empathy.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
©by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, May, 2014
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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OCT 25 – NOV 29, 7 – 9 PM
Enemies or Lovers?
For those who are single or in relationship. These sessions will include learning how to create the environment of listening for safely sharing on a deepened level. It will focus upon relationships between men and women and their issues for deeper understanding of how to hear the messages (even hard to hear messages). It will focus upon practice and integrating seeing, hearing and speaking skills to develop conscious awareness. The intention is for replacing automatic behavioral habits with conscious behavior to bridge the connection gap between couples. Mostly importantly it will develop the basic skills of staying self-connected in relationships and include how to use empathy effectively in moments of conflict and anger. These sessions will also model a practice group format to support you development of an ongoing practice group. – Fridays $20.00/couple per night – $13.00 per person drop @ in Inside Awareness for Healthy Living
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More getting InTouch:
- Nov 3 – Empathy & Needs Talking Circle
- Nov 7 – Parenting with Compassion & Empathy
- Nov 30 – GOALS
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
- 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. – Fridays
- May 10 – June 28
- 8 evenings $80.00 per person ($160.00 per couple)
- Location: Beside Commonwealth Pool (address confirmed when confirming attendance)
- Book with Renee Lindstrom @ renee(at)insideawareness.com
These 8 sessions will include learning to create the environment of listening for safety sharing on a deepened level. It will focus upon relationships and men’s and women’s issues for deeper understanding of how to hear. It will focus upon practice and marrying together seeing, hearing and speaking to develop conscious awareness replacing automatic behavioral habits important for intimacy in relationships.
Mostly importantly it will develop the basic skills of staying self-connected in relationships and include how to use empathy in moments of conflict and anger.
These sessions will also model a practice group format to support you development of an ongoing practice group.