You either get this or you don’t. If you’re an empath, you’re sitting, reading and nodding your head. If you’re not, you’re ready to scroll on by. But wait, what if you could learn to understand us.
Empaths feel our way through life. That’s right, we feel and sense. Many of us have tried to shut it down, especially if the family we grew up in wasn’t the same. That suppression led many of us down dark paths as we denied our own ability to know what was best for us.
Collins Dictionary defines Empathy as the ability to share another person’s feelings and emotions as if they were your own.
Accepting empathy as a tool or as some like to say a ‘super power’ is acknowledging how we show up in the world, and being cool with it.
And then there’s the other side:
I heard someone say they didn’t believe in intuition and all that stuff the other day. I was ready to roll up my sleeves and get stuck into a row! But I took a deep breath, and looked at this woman. She was telling her truth. And I could see there was no reframing for her. She was literally scared silly. 🙃 And that’s okay too. Yes, that’s okay too.
Empathy & Kindness
We don’t have to take on other’s pain. We don’t have to fix anyone. The greatest gift of empathy is seeing and sensing other’s pain, and just being kind. Holding the space for them to be. Just as we want to be accepted. Be kind, to you and to them.
As I said, you either get this or you don’t.