Nourish relationships and self-care

Empathy works. It always does.

Day 10 Journey into Wholeheartedness

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Try this.  Invite someone to create a safe space for you and listen to you.  Ask them to bring their presence and open heart to the process.  Share your feelings, just as they show up.  Tell them to interrupt you as soon as you start telling stories, explanations, thoughts.  Let them redirect you by saying with care and compassion:  “Uhm, that sounds like a thought.  What are you feeling? ”  Connect to yourself and share your feelings.  And immerse yourself in the peace of witnessing this constantly changing stream of experiences, held in the safety of unconditional acceptance.

Author: Elly van Laar

I am a coach. I specialize in helping professionals schedule time for relationships and self-care. I have a Master's degree in Political Science, Leiden University, the Netherlands. I love meditation, walking, gardening, biking, and hanging out with family and friends.

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