Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.– Albert Schweitzer
When our own light has dimmed or been extinguished, when we feel low and dull inside, it may be important to meet others who can rekindle that spark of life-energy inside us.
One thing we should remember is that Nothing is permanent in this wicked world ..not even our troubles said Charlie Chaplin.
Life shows it’s different colours to all of us. We’ve good times as well as rough times in our life. When we pass through the rough phases of our life what we seek is Emotional support from someone ,from a family member, from a friend or even a stranger.
The same we should do for others after going through our own rough phase. Sometimes all a person needs to hear is that they are loved. Emotional support can help a person cope with their emotions and experiences and show them that they are not alone. It can make a substantial difference to a person’s health and emotional well-being which is backed by academic research widely today.
Five ways to be emotionally supportive…
- 1. Listen with empathy.
- 2. Listen without judgment.
- 3. Offer compassion and reassurance.
- 4. Be honest with them..
- 5. Make them feel that they’re loved.
Giving emotional support is a way to show care and compassion. It cannot replace therapy/ counseling but it makes a significant difference to someone’s well-being. Initially being heard is healthy way of coping with the experience.
While supporting and encouraging others pointers to remember as put across by Jeff Foster in the book : The Way of Rest
- You cannot save anyone.
- You can be present with them, offer your groundedness, your sanity, your peace.
- You can even share your path with them, and offer your perspective. But you cannot take away their pain.
- You cannot walk their path for them.
- You cannot give answers that are right for them, or even answers they can digest right now. They will have to find their own answers.
Giving and receiving emotional support are also ways of being mindful and there in the act of building connection, compassion and gratitude begin for each of us.
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