Dear Empath, The more you try to 'protect' yourself, the more harm you're causing yourself. Please stop and choose, instead, to pay attention to what is going on around and within you. Begin by asking 'is it mine?' and paying attention to how your brain and body respond.
Mindfulness brings to light experience in its pure immediacy. It reveals the object as it is before it has been plastered over with conceptual paint, overlaid with interpretations. ~Bhikkhu Bodhi If you haven't yet, read The Empath and Walmart, Part 1 before reading through this post. The sensation of touch involves more complex processes moving … Continue reading The Empath and Walmart, Part 2
"Walmart is the seventh level of hell" ~ a few hundred empaths “We live a story that originates in our autonomic state, is sent through autonomic pathways from the body to the brain, and is then translated by the brain into the beliefs that guide our daily living. The mind narrates what the nervous system … Continue reading The Empath and Walmart; Part 1
Inserting ‘empath’ or ‘highly sensitive people’ into your favorite search engine and the resultant 7 million bits of information floating in the ether can lead to hyper vigilance, overwhelming irritation, and the desire to never leave the house again. About eleven years ago, when I was searching for words that would explain my experiences, I … Continue reading My Own Experience as an Empath–beyond the bullshit: Part 3
You have no idea You have no idea your desire to retreat is merely your fear of meeting yourself in another. You have no idea that your fear of another is merely your fear of intimacy with the one you've separated yourself from. Your avoidance of the stimuli that feeds your soul has led you … Continue reading Oh, My Darling Empath
"Empath Bullshit" That's the Google search that brings the most people to this blog. I've addressed some of the bullshit that's out there about the nature of being an empath, I try to assure folks that having the capacity to feel the emotional energies of others is real. It is real, it is purposeful, and … Continue reading “Empath Bullshit”
Until it's not More on Empath myth busting Always we want to learn from outside, from absorbing other people's knowledge. It's safer that way. The trouble is that it's always other people's knowledge. We already have everything we need to know, in the darkness inside ourselves. The longing is what turns us inside out until … Continue reading It Really is All About You