This comment was from Leia on the post “How to Deal With a Psycho Bitch from Hell.” A post filled with many an angry comment, but then, some comments filled with…grace.
“When you have learned to listen deeply you will be able to hold the space for others…”
When I was in the hospital recovering from surgery, my doctor knocked quietly and came into the room, careful not to bump into any furniture, and in a hushed voice asked me how I was doing… I was in a lot of pain and I could not raise my arms to re-fasten my hospital gown without wincing…he just fastened the snaps on the left shoulder of my gown for me…that is grace….it was like a blond angel in green scrubs sent from some heavenly place…
We talked about various pain meds and then he said to make a follow-up appointment…it was a short visit but I felt so much better even though I was so uncomfortable (every movement was pre-meditated because every slight shift caused pain)….I was in pain, he acknowledged it, and I felt better from his quiet, compassionate attention…
Is that so hard to do if you see someone in pain? Just sayin’….(for the record I did not behave like a “psycho bitch from hell” but I am sure he has encountered plenty but treats them with as much compassion and kindness)…
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