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Abusive Relationships and Nonviolence

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” — Longfellow

Recently I received an email from someone I will call Julie in which she expressed her profound reservations about two of the seventeen …

Conflict and the Illusion of Safety

“I will do everything in my power to resolve every conflict, however small.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

I think I am not alone in nursing the fantasy that if I only got the “right” people in some “right” configuration, we would essentially have no significant conflict. Of course I know …