It can be tempting at times to want to tell people things, show people things, ultimately for their own benefit – or so we think. Often times though, what's truly beneficial is simply providing a space where someone feels accepted and respected, supported and encouraged.
Within such a space, someone is free to be open, both with you and with themselves. Within such a space, someone is free to explore things, free to acknowledge things – even difficult truths that might be hard to face up to. In short, the person is free to be honest. Within such a space, the person doesn't need to be told or shown anything; instead, they're free to discover things for themselves, when they're ready, in a way that can be empowering and life-changing.
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