All I ever wanted was for someone to say, “I see you” to me. “I see you” as if I understand you. I acknowledge what you’re saying to me. I am here for you. I know you exist. I can feel your energy. I am by your side. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Isn’t that a universal thing? Or is it just me? Because I like to ‘see’ people and be there for them. And I treasure when that feeling is reciprocated.
I think that sometimes we are so wound up in our own stories/lives/difficulties that we don’t take the time to process them with a trusted friend, nor do we open ourselves up to be there for someone else. We don’t ‘see’ them, nor ourselves.
Does that make sense to you?
Awareness is key to healing. The choice to be vulnerable is another.
What do you think?