We are not here to fix.

People aren’t broken including ourselves.

They are different, they might be having a difficult period, a rough day, had some bad news, who knows?

They have something that they want to share.

Resist the temptation to fix.

Instead, listen, support, empathise and show love. Apply the same to ourselves, resist the beat up and fix approach, just be compassionate, we are not broken.

That does not mean you can not offer advice or give help. But listen first, as the person may not need help, they just want someone to listen, to share something with, to say something kind.

We are all worthy, we do not need fixing, we are just right in our imperfect condition.

Originally published on philipdodson.wordpress.com