Friendly Advice: Are You an Enabling Ocean or an Intimidating Mountain?

February 5, 2015 3:53 PM

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Friendly Advice: Are You an Enabling Ocean or an Intimidating Mountain?

When seeking advice from a friend, you are either facing a mountain or an ocean. A mountain is grand, intimidating and prevents you from seeing beyond it. An ocean is beneath you and hides its depth, but enables you by allowing your eyes to extend through the vastness of its length. Friends can give advice by making themselves grander, better than you, leaving you feeling ashamed and inferior to their apparent moral highness. Alternatively, friends can give advice by not flaunting their depth and strength, and by enabling your soul's sight to extend along the vastness of their kindness and acceptance.

How can you provide an enabling ocean of support? 1. Oceans are horizontal not vertical. Try to not assume any higher status when someone comes you at their highest vulnerability. Non-verbally display that you are equal to them in human worthiness, so that your human axis is horizontal and not verti...

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