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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Wreyford

Today’s Tough Love: Holding Space

“Holding space” means listening with both ears, an open heart, and a closed mouth.


In the same way we’re often uncomfortable with other people’s feelings and emotions, we tend to “listen to advise” instead of “listening to listening”.


Most of the time, people don’t want (or need) your “advice”…they just need someone to give them the space (i.e. “hold space”) to share what’s on their hearts or minds with no judgment and no feedback.


We sometimes have the best of intentions to want “to fix”, but truly the most loving thing we can do is JUST LISTEN.


Then, we can ask the person: “Are you looking for feedback/insight, or do you just need a listening ear?”


And then respect their answer 😉


THAT is how you “hold space”


Have Courage and Sparkle On 💖


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