Respectful Communication Guidelines
R - Accept RESPONSIBILITY for what you say and feel without blaming others.
E - Listen with an ENERGIZED heart.
S - Be SENSITIVE to differences in communication styles.
P - PONDER on what you hear and feel before you speak.
E - EXAMINE your own assumptions and perceptions.
C - Keep CONFIDENTIALITY.
T - TRUST ambiguity because we are not here to debate who is right or wrong.
Adapted from the Respectful Communication Guidelines, Kaleidoscope Institute.
First printed in The Bush was Blazing but Not Consumed by Eric H. F. Law.
The Respectful Communication Guidelines frame our discerning and sharing together so that our listening and speaking invites graceful miracles of the ear, tongue, and heart.