Don't give up, but don't push too hard.
Pushing too hard just leads to resentment.
Did I push too hard?
Should I push harder?
Sometimes they seem to want my company.
Other times they seem very uncomfortable around me.
Should I stay or go?
Trying to help.
Trying to comfort.
Trying to fix.
Trying to do ANYTHING to make it better, to make the pain go away.
When I try, I meet with resistance.
They question my motives.
Would I resist too?
I don't want to be controlled.
I don't want to be controlling.
I don't want to be manipulated.
I don't want to be manipulating.
I want them to be well.
I want them to be whole.
I mirror the pain others feel.
I feel their aches as if they were my own.