Living Compassion is centered on the teachings of Robert Gonzales. Based on his own inner inspiration, inner guidance, and past work with Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Living Compassion is a complete body of work. Since Robert's passing his assistants have been conducting classes, workshops, and retreats that teach people skills in solving conflicts peacefully and ways to communicate that engender compassion and joyful living.
“My deep inquiry in life has led me to develop practical pathways of living in the fullness and flow of life as a daily spiritual practice—what I call Living Compassion. In my workshops and retreats, I teach processes and offer inner maps that support transformation in areas of inner experience that were previously inaccessible." ~Robert Gonzales
I want to remain awake because otherwise, I fall
into a kind of unconscious, automatic trance
of not being as present as I enjoy being.
In the midst of the ever-moving, ever-changing flow of life,
I want to stop and savor a moment,
whether I am experienceing enjoyment, gratitude, or an energy of pain.
When what I am experiencing is discomfort,
the principle I want to remember
over and over again is that pain is an energy that links me
to something that matters to me.
~ Robert Gonzales; The Spirituality of Nonviolent Communication