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 →
See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?” ~ Buddha One of the reasons I began the empath myth-busting task was that as I worked with people struggling how to navigate this way of being, I began to realize that their distinct experiences, fears, and the responses to the... Continue Reading →
"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 →