Thank you for sharing your heart and wisdom. My elders growing up always told me that “When the people lead, the leaders will follow!”.
I believe that NVC and similar tools can help us move past the logjam of arguing, of stale hierarchy-ideas holding us enslaved only because they’ve been there so long people rarely question them and of “sides”.
There are really no “sides” only love or fear.
If we take the root truth that every living being has the same right and desire for life, comfort and happiness tgat we ourselves have and then we take the time, risk and work to truly **listen** to one another; we can solve every problem that exists.
Many dire problems already have reasonably simple solutions. Only the logjam of money-power and politics prevents implementation.
There is a card in the wonderful Motherpeace tarot; the ten of swords, that depicts a group of priestess dropping swords and leaping from a cliff into the sea with their temple behind them.
The short meaning of the image/card in the booklet says “Mental trips carried to the extreme so there is nothing left to do but jump into the water-let go and move from the head (air) to the heart (water).
It seems to me that we have reached the moment of the card globally at this time. Patriarchy, colonization etc was a long process of privileging the head over the heart; of divorcing humanity from the land, community and our own spirits.
We have followed this road as far as it goes-unless extinction is the kind of “dead end” we are seeking.