How to live in choice rather than submit or rebel? These are two of the key distinctions that Marshall B. Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication, developed and taught as ways to reveal the consciousness behind his visionary practice. This book invites you into a systematic exploration of these key distinctions. Each chapter provides real-life examples from around the world alongside contributions from brain science research and awareness of power dynamics and systemic conditioning. Key by key, chapter by chapter, you’ll collect understandings and practices that will help you see every action and relationship anew. Nonviolent Communication is often introduced as a model with four components—observation, feeling, need, and request. At its heart, lies a reverence for life based on awareness of power-with, interdependence, and wholeness. With this consciousness, Nonviolent Communication reaches beyond interpersonal conversations into the realms of spirituality, social change, and life-serving community. Use this book as your key to moving towards the spirit of true connection.