Beyond the benefits of nonviolence on a larger scale, in the context of your home, your family life or your career, nonviolence can also lead to life-changing benefits. First of all, it can lead to environments and relationships built on trust and cooperation rather than conflict and frustration. It can help you stop communicating by criticism and blame and instead focus your energy on compassion and understanding. You and your loved ones will feel safer, more appreciated and more respected, allowing you to communicate in a healthier and more effective way. You will be able to meet your own needs and the needs of others without resorting to forceful tactics to get things done, and above all, you’ll feel more fulfilled, peaceful and happy on a daily basis. And while it might not be easy, at the end of the day don’t we all want to spend our life filled with joy, understanding and accomplishment rather than judgment, fear, anger and stress?