All year long we’ve been looking at our organizational values. In July and August we will explore the concepts of Open Communication and Love, Compassion and Caring.
For me the concepts of Open Communication and Love, Compassion and Caring go hand in hand. If I am loving, compassionate and caring with you, I will always try to be open in my communication with you. During one of my classes, I was giving the following list of guidelines for communication and I thought I would share it with you here.
Adapted by Edward Viljoen from John Maxwell, Ethics 101
When we follow these simple rules for respectful communication we experience love, compassion and caring.
This Great Love Inside Me
I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?
Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.
Trans./Compiled by Coleman Barks.
The Essential Rumi. Harper San Fransisco, 1997.