The Perils of Advice
“My misgivings about advice began with my first experience of clinical depression
thirty-five years ago. The people who tried to support me had good intentions.
But, for the most part, what they did left me feeling more depressed. Here’s the deal….
The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed - to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.”
Are you an advice giver? Perhaps you could learn a little from Parker Palmer.