Holding space is a term that is spoken of often (and perhaps overused and abused) in spiritual circles. To hold space for someone does not mean anything more than to allow someone to be just as they are. When we are held in a space where we are fully accepted as we are, we can heal.
For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide).
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