NOT Telling Someone that They’re Shut Down

NOT Telling Someone that They’re Shut Down

Telling someone that they’re in the Red Light (of communication shut down) is pretty much proof that we too have fallen into the Red Light. When you’re about to tell someone this,a little voice in your mind could wake you up. Try to remember the slogan: When the Light is Red, Stop. Time to gain some breathing room — literally, or just inside yourself. Let the situation cool before actively engaging. Wait for The Green Light. If it takes a minute, or a year, or a lifetime, it will eventually show itself. If we can cultivate our connection to our own Green Light, it’s more likely we’ll be ready when that moment comes.

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Senior Mindful Communication Instructor Gregory Heffron MFA owns and manages Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg teaches Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness primarily in North America and Europe. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.