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Explaining or identifying the exact qualities or nature of an issue faced by someone I care for is critical in finding a path to hope, healing and wholeness. To help my patient define what is going on is an essential step in developing the map forward. It takes courage to clarify a situation honestly. For example, if someone has a terminal diagnosis, honesty about the diagnosis, though unbelievably challenging, allows the opportunity to chart a path that even with the knowledge of how things will end, can give hope.
Offering care while defining a problem requires empathy. Though I cannot know what the one I am caring for is experiencing internally, I can honor their feelings by listening and being open to hearing the perspectives they share as their truth. This will require that I am in touch with my own feelings. I am willing to hear and seek the meaning of all sides of their story, like reviewing a formation in 3D.
The process of defining the exact nature of a disease process will require that I turn to others for their guidance. I’ll do it with gratitude for their expertise and competence. Together we will help those on the journey to embrace the physical and spiritual boundaries of the path they are traversing.
Divine Path, guide me on the road as I help those I care for to find clarity about their journey. As I help them to accept and clearly define the boundaries of what lies before them, instill confidence in me that I can support them with visions of hope for the way. AMEN.
ACTION: Consider your method for defining a problem. How do you gain clarity of the situation? What helps you most in to see all sides of a situation? Think about the last issue you had to define. Who helped you? Can you thank them?
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