You can help a soul far more by turning them within, so he learns to help himself and do his own seeking than by handing him the answers to all his problems on a silver platter. Let him do his own searching; let him stand on his own feet. It is of far greater help to a child when you let that child make its own decisions, even if they may not always be right, at least he will learn to grow and stand on his own feet instead of always relying on someone else. It is not easy to take your hands right off and see someone make what you feel is a wrong decision, but you must learn to do it to help that soul to grow. Gently take away the outer props until he stands straight and strong by himself seeking deep within for everything.
That is love, to love enough to help another to grow in stature by turning them to the source of all power, which can be found in every soul deep within.