Beginning Anew: four steps to restoring communication
In Beginning Anew, Sister Chân Không shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone heal relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and romantic partners.
The book beautifully describes the four-step process of Beginning Anew: after a few minutes of quietly sitting together, each person speaks without being interrupted. The first step is to express appreciation of the other person, something we may forget to do and that can lead to people feeling taken for granted. The second step is to express any regrets we have. This is something we often put off, but it gives the chance to directly address any problems in the relationship. The last two steps are for expressing anger and checking in with each other. When practiced regularly, these steps bring deeper understanding and harmony to any relationship.