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The level of support we need and can give varies according to our own emotional capacity.
Many of us move through our days chronically stressed or preoccupied with our own concerns, making us unable to listen to someone else for long. That's why the practice of holding space is vital when it comes to nurturing our relationships, as it helps us stay in tune with both the feelings of others and our own feelings.
Holding space for someone means taking the initiative to be empathic to another person's circumstances and taking the time to do whatever is needed for them.
Holding space is ensuring the person in your life is seen and fully heard. It means setting time aside and giving them your undivided attention without redirecting the conversation that is supposed to be about them.
“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself.” ~Maryam Hasnaa
Holding space is about being in the space.
It’s about being fully present with the experience. Holding space is viewing someone without judgment and seeing him or her through loving kindness. Holding space is recognizing that although we all may stumble, we are all also so powerful.
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