(credit: Compassionate Revolt)
This week on Musical Temperance I discussed the difficulty around offering and accepting help, not only for ourselves, but those around us. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me and my loved ones. We’re all going through it, all trying to push on through, and it made me think about the responsibilities we have to ourselves and our loved ones as adults.
In order to offer and accept support, we first need confidence in the space we hold in our relationships. We cannot give without knowing what we have and likewise cannot ask for help without knowing what we need. There’s much more room here than we first assume and as we settle into ourselves, we may be surprised by the capacity of our emotional expanse and its ability to house our struggle, our desire to love and help, and even our loneliness.