In my experience, one of the most precious things that help make your life as great as you wish it to be is an unshakable support system. Whether that consists of your family, friends, co-workers, business team or a great coach, that support is essential.
These are the people (or person) to whom you can go and feel safe, and by whom you feel loved and uplifted.
With them, you can open your heart, let your hurts fall out on the floor for examination and healing, without any judgement or criticisms or you-should-haves.
They hold your hand and support you with massive amounts of love as you be with that pile of scary stuff, deal with it, and decide what to do next.
They stand by you as you transform your circumstances, attitudes, thoughts, or situations into working for you, so you end up feeling good, so you feel open and delighted again.
• You know for certain that they have the uplifting energy and sweet, unbiased love and support that only someone who believes in you can give you.
• You know for sure that, even if they don’t have any solutions for your problem, any new perspective through which to look, they still love you without judgement. And that they will be with you until and as you choose something new, something that does work for you.
• You also know that, even if you don’t don’t like what they have to say, they will tell you the truth of their own experience; they will give you their opinion and perspective; and they will tell you how they feel.
• And you know that they will never insist that you do anything their way–that yes, they’ll have their say, but they know that you need to make your own decisions that may even be in direct opposition to what they say or would do, themselves.
To have a person in your life who will be this for you is mightily precious.
It’s a gift beyond measure. It’s like having a rock to lie down on in the sun and breathe in new light and life. It’s strength where there seemed, before, to be none. It’s a line to life when life itself seems impossible. It’s a mirror for the depth of your own power, the power that takes you where ever you want to go.
These are the kind of people who ask you what you’d like to get out of this situation, rather than joining you in blame, shame, resentment or pity parties. You’ve found a gem. What a gift!
If you have not found a person like that, I invite you to become one, yourself, to at least one person. You’ll find out what it’s like, to be that generous, that kind, that truthful. It will grow you faster than you can even begin to imagine. And one day you’ll see that you’ve had people like this in your life the whole time–you just never knew it. You just never recognized them.
Do you have people in your life who love you and support you? Who make you feel safe and like you can do anything you set your mind to? Send them love and gratitude, because they need it, too!
What do you think? Do you have people like this in your life? Comments are open, and I send you an ocean of love.
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