We have had some difficult things happen in our community recently and I’ve heard some powerful stories around those events. Those stories remind me of my own need to practice empathetic listening. I wonder if you’d like to practice, too.
Here is a brief video, which I have shared before, that explains some of what it means to “hold space” for someone, as Brené Brown says.
Here is a new article from the On Being site on The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice.
Come tomorrow ready to practice and ready to share the times you have experienced someone’s presence in your grief or depression. How about the times you think you’ve gotten it wrong or right in responding to someone’s needs?
See you in the morning,