The Anatomy of Peace

The “Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict” is a book that has also been created into a learning experience conference. The Anatomy of Peace allows readers and class participants to learn how to address problems and conflicts that exist at work, in the family or community. The Anatomy of Peace addresses the issue in that we may mistakenly put blame onto external circumstances instead of looking inward. Only by fostering a personal, inner peace can we find ways to resolve the exterior conflicts.

 

The different Principles of Non-Violence explained in The Anatomy of Peace:

-Every human being is a person – a being with hopes, needs, cares, and fears.

-When we regard others’ hopes, needs, cares and fears as inferior to, or less legitimate than, our own, we see others as less than they are – as objects rather that as people.

-To see a fellow person as an inferior object is to harbor a hard and violent heart toward that person.

-To see others as objects, then, is to do violence to them – it is to strike them with stoney hearts.

-When others detect violence in our hearts, they tend to become defensive and to see us as objects. Violence in one heart provokes violence in others.

-Most occasions of outward violence are manifestations of a prior, and often escalating, conflict between violent hearts. And attempts to curb violence, if done with a violent heart, actually provoke further violence.

-Any effort to reduce outward violence will succeed only to the extent that it addresses the prior and core problem – and the problem of violent hearts.

The Anatomy of Peace Course:

Different courses are offered so that people can be taught different ways to help apply the different principles taught in the book. The class offers dialogue to deeper broaden the different relationships. The course is either taught in a full day, 8 hour conference, or via telephone for 1 hour each week.

             The Anatomy of Peace Group Coaching course will develop a heart at peace and make real, noticeable improvements in relationships.

There is actually an Anatomy of Peace 8-Week Course by Phone being offered from May 16th-July 11th. Go here to find out more information and to register:

Here is a TedX talk video  from James Ferrell. Ferrell is a founding partner of The Arbinger Institute. The Arbinger Institute is the producer of The Anatomy of Peace. Ferrell talks about Resolving the Heart of Conflict, an overarching theme in the Anatomy of Peace and non-violent conflict.

 

Resources:

 

http://www.arbinger.com/

http://www.arbinger.com/events/public-seminars/

Using Social Media to Empower Individuals

In the US, youth ages 8-18 spend 7.5 hours everyday using entertainment media. So, what better way is there to outreach to our generation than using social media? The most popular sites that people are members of today include: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest, and Google+. We have access to these sites through our computers, ipads, tablets, and smartphones, all devices that we use continuously throughout the day.

 

In the past month, the United States and the World has been empowered by a new video called Kony 2012, created by Invisible Children. Invisible Children created this 30minute video about Joseph Kony and the LNR. Never has 30 minutes passed so quickly.

 

Invisible Children managed to create a video that has become the most viral video in history, and create a lot of awareness and response. Wither you agree or disagree with what Invisible Children is asking, or wither you disagree with the simplicity, there is one thing everyone must agree on, Invisible Children created an inspiring video that caught a lot of peoples attention. Invisible Children’s initial goal was to have the Kony 2012 video recieved 500,000 views before 2013. Two weeks later, the video has received around 140 million views.

 

Invisible Children attempted to create a video that was simple, and to the point. They wanted to create a film that would resonate with people, and something that people could take away from the video. In the video, Invisible Children simply presented the problem and then ended the film with three steps to help people make a change.

 

Quite simply, using social media is proven to be an easy and quick tool to spread the word. But it also allows a lot of creativity among students to create new ways to grasp reader’s attention, to share their story, and to gain other peoples involvement. Even if other people’s involvement is just a re-tweet, the word is still going to be spread.

 

I challenge you to once a day, to create a Facebook status or tweet about a cause that you are passionate about. If someone “likes” the status or “re-tweets” the tweet, then you too are spreading awareness to empower other individuals.

 

Resources:

http://mashable.com/2012/03/12/kony-most-viral/ – ‘KONY 2012′ Tops 100 Million Views, Becomes the Most Viral Video in History [STUDY]

 

www.good.is/post/a-kony-2012-creator-defends-the-film/ ‘There’s a Rabid Hunger to Criticize’: A ‘Kony 2012’ Creator Defends the Film