This quote took my breath away


“The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through.”

The Gift of Presence, the Perils of Advice, by Parker Palmer

Source: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/parker-palmer-the-gift-of-presence-the-perils-of-advice/8628

 

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