When someone shares a challenge, they will go through different stages:
- Just sharing what’s alive
- Exploring solutions
- Maybe asking you for help
While they are in the sharing mode, they are often still closed to solutions or external input!
Their state of mind is focused on circulating and moving energy through their field.
This integration period is precious and it is essential to respect it.
This is why we uses expressions like “Holding space”.
It describes EXACTLY the act of sustaining presence without interfering.
This is the art of deep profound listening!
If you jump in with advice too soon, you interup this natural precious flow and rob the other person of potentially precious integrations and insights!