People get offended when we call ourselves ‘Empath’. Being an empath and having empathy are 2 very different things. We are not saying you don’t have empathy. It is very hard to explain. We feel the emotion as pain physically in our bodies. We sense it in our souls. Empaths are highly sensitive and intuitive.
Being an Empath is not the same as having empathy.
(chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual.
I laugh at this explanation /definition. Because it means I must be science fiction, previously thought insane!
I tend to be over the top! Extreme and wild. Why am I too much? Why do I love too much? It’s because I was loved very little in my life and know what that feels like to be abandoned and rejected. We need to show our love in action. Yes, words are great too but without action, they just fall empty. I don’t want to regret one day of my life. I want to know I have lived it to the full!
I wasn’t made to work 9-5
I was made to daydream
I was made to write poetry and drink chardonnay while watching the ebb and flow of the ocean waves.
I was made to find new places
I was made to be an explorer of the mundane and turn it into something wonderful.
I was made to feel the grass under my feet and the wind in my hair.
I was made to hear people’s stories of how they overcame
I was made to feel everything and spread love and light
I was made to help people understand their darkness instead of pretending it’s not there.
I was made to stand up for injustices and those who cannot speak for themselves.
I was made to be ME, the me God intended not some cookie-cutter clone version accepted by the masses
I was made for conscious connection and late-night conversations
What were you made for?
I was chatting with a few friends lately and the topic of being high on weed came up a couple of times. I have never tried it myself and found it interesting when people described what it is like. They say they are aware of everything around them, their feelings are heightened and things move at a slower pace in their minds. Now… I started to think, this is honestly how I feel on a daily basis. Truly. I already feel like that daily! Those who know me even joke about how I’m in space all the time. I would hate to think what would happen to me if I tried weed!! I think I might die! I already feel everyone’s emotions around me quite intensely.
I’ve only started to understand how unique and abnormal this is. They also describe having the munchies and oh my gosh. That is me! Like I have said before FOOD is my love language!
So now you know a little bit of what it is like to be me…❤.
“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
― Anthon St. Maarten
We have a massive heart
A heart of flesh
It loves beyond measure
Feeling every emotion it is surrounded by
It feels your LOVE but also your
Flesh cannot become stone
but we try to harden our hearts
It’s futile and stupid
but we try!
Because all this emotion is too much to bear!
We take it all in without thought
A room full of people is like a warzone for us
At war with ourselves
Trying to numb the senses and yet we want to feel it all too
raw emotion is power
and power is dangerous