I’m right here if you need me, but I won’t interfere without being asked.
It may be painful at first, but you’ll get through it. I have faith in you.
There is no judgment here, only love and acceptance. I will wait until you are ready to receive it.
You are not a victim, I do not need to rescue you. You are a warrior.
I will wait
with open arms
and hold the space for you.
Dear friends, holding space for one another is not an easy task. I would not ask it of you if I myself was unwilling to try. It takes patience and time, commodities that are often in short supply these days, but dig deep and you will see you have all that you need to in order to hold the space for someone you love, right now. Do this and maybe someone will come along and do the same for you. It is the best we can hope for, because without space we cannot work through what we need to in order to heal ourselves.
Read this article from MindBodyGreen to learn more about holding space.