Sometimes the most caring thing we can do for another is crawling into the cave of their soul, and taking a good look around to see what they see, hear what they hear, feel what they feel.
No words of advice.
No need to fix.
Just being present in their moment of darkness with the light of our presence.
Staying far enough to give space, but close enough so they will know:
You are not alone.
In this way, that cavern can be transformed.
From a lonely place, to a safe haven.
An anchoring point where strength can be regained, just from the feeling of being seen, heard and felt.
Intimacy. Connection. Empathy. Love.
It’s how we feel hugged on the inside, and it’s a very nice feeling.
“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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