To me, NVC is a way of life, not just a communication tool. Through the practice of seeking connection to our humanity and universal needs with others, NVC fosters the principles of Peace, Justice, and Unity that spiritual practices also invite us to aspire to our lives.
On a personal level, NVC provides me with a “framework” that I can live by each day, as I am stimulated by various issues. Do I respond with Empathy and Mutuality, or am I “triggered” by some judgment of self and/or others.? When I am in “Jackal” reaction, NVC provides a learnable process to “shift from judgments…to “Giraffe” heart connection…to Self-Empathy… to Empathy with Others. I feel connected to a “power greater than myself”…in 12 Step Program and Spiritual terms. The meaning in all I do is enhanced by this “NVC way of life”.