Monday, August 17, 2015

I will let you be the hero of your own story

 Dear Friends,

I am not here to rescue you from your pain or fix it for you. I am not here to mend the broken places within you. I am not here to tell you my truth because yours might be different from mine. I am not your hero. I am not here to inflict my path on you. I am not here to catch you when you fall.

In silence, I will allow you to feel your pain without trying to fix it for you. I will sit with you as you glue the broken pieces back together. I will hold space for you to live out your own truth. I will let you be the hero of your own story and applaud each attempt you make to save yourself. I will honor the path you choose to follow. I will watch as you grow your own beautiful wings on the descent of your fall.

I will be here to simply and purely love you… just as you are right now in THIS place.

Love,

Me

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen