This is how you love someone when they are feeling overwhelmed with life. It’s harder than it looks to practice in real life…. I’m working on being a better support for my friends by trying to observe and listen more instead of trying to “help” by providing opinions or advice. I cringe when I imagine how many times I’ve inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings or made them feel judged because I was expressing my own perspective rather than actively listening and being a compassionate witness… :-/
Here’s to practicing compassion and unconditional love for as long as it takes until I get it right!