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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

Mar 17, 2021

It's not always about you. Holding space is not judging, fixing, or adding your experience. The Space Between is making it about someone else, because I have all the time for you, love. 

We have a lot of trouble in not making it about ourselves. It is especially hard to make a non-judgmental place for an individual that has placed a burden on you. We are wired to take, want and seek from others. We enter with judgements, views and the urge to have our needs filled. 

SPMIs often make a mountain out of an ant hill. As peers we are often asked to just be there for someone. It is often easier to make room for strangers that don't play a role in your show. It is at times easier said than done. 

Vulnerability is a trait necessary to open oneself without making it about you. Uncomfortable feelings often arise. But, we don't have to be afraid or think we need the answers. No answers are a prerequisite. Heather Plett, wrote a seminal book, The Art of Holding Space. Her blog post, What it Means to Hold Space was an eye opener for us during this episode. 

This episode ends abruptly, following the air being sucked out of the room, but more so because of a technical issue. It's not you, it's us.

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