The healing presence of love, is the only meaningful gift we can give when someone is emotionally suffering.
Being with, just being, having the ability to sit in the uncomfortable silence when there are no words, shifts the environment for a brief period. It opens the gateway to the heart where the feeling of being utterly alone is briefly lifted, there is a wordless understanding that someone hears their pain, and with that act of peaceful presence a momentary breather is given on some level within.
We will never truly know the impact of our compassionate heart, but we’ve all felt it when someone was just there for us, not trying to fix, but just with us, just present, sitting with, as we suffer. Yes, love is the most powerful gift we can give.
Love is my religion. Love.
-Sandy Powers, Life Coach