Within a world filled with various individuals containing unique gifts mysterious to our person, the moments when we wish to express our care will be encountered. Due to personal intentions, it is forgotten that guiding another is not as straightforward as deciding for ourselves. We are open to share our knowledge but it is not our decision how the knowledge is applied. Our awareness that the person we assist is an individual of their own needs to be consistently recognized.
Despite our good intentions, we must step back and allow other individuals to internalize our message and decide how to proceed. The expectation that they will just follow our image is a deception because every individual holds an exclusive set of experiences, ambitions and limitations. If we truly wish to help, then we can only offer our knowledge and provide a support as they resolve the direction they desire.
Working to assist another is equally a challenging development for our person and the person we choose to serve. An understanding relationship is important to establish a calm simultaneous respect, making it more open for differing perspectives to be shared. For every piece of information that we disclose, we need to be receptive to additional information gained from listening openly to a diverging perspective. Observing a difference will enhance our knowledge and new ways of helping will be enlightened. The more we choose to absorb a conflicting viewpoint, the more the direction will be clarified.
Every individual has a purpose to serve and knowledge to share but remember that it is only your life that you can control. Never choose to assist another to have them complete your wanted goal, determine that your adventure to assist is meant to become a learning experience for you both. Never doubt your purpose to initiate a time to share knowledge, just consider what would be wasted if experiences were never shared. Disclose your experiences and prepare yourself for more.
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You can only advise and guide and like you said, you leave the person to internalize and make their own decisions.