The Gift of Presence
“The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through.” – Parker Palmer
Read more from Parker Palmer in The Gift of Presence, the Perils of Advice.
How can you make a deep bow to your clients?
What resources does your client have that deserve great honor?
How does your desire to “fix” undermine the needs of your client?