Am I am empath
updated by @jasmine-gold: 01/22/17 07:15:10AM
Welcome to the Empath Community! Most people who have been diagnosed with illnesses, whether they be mental or physical, is a result of the world we live in that isn't geared towards people who are extra sensitive or, in my own words, "special." That is the main reason why you may feel like there is something "different" about you (the lack of sensitivity in the exterior world).
But don't fret! It is normal and human to have a multitude of emotions Just feel them and accept them and they will pass, just like events in life. Holding onto them, thinking there is something wrong with being empathic or sensitive, only keeps them inside you and becomes hard to let them go.
Please know this: It is a blessing to be who you are. Embrace your uniqueness. And kudos to you for figuring yourself out at 19! I didn't until just recently at 34!
Hang in there, stick around this community and with others who are kind and compassionate like you, and remember that you can still be a strong, self-assured woman with roller-coaster emotions
Simply, you don't need to be concerned with labels, because they are limiting. You are an original. There has never been, and there never will be, anyone like you Therefore, you won't fit any label entirely, and you shouldn't try. Being YOU is the goal. Labels can be rather harmful in our society. Just think of them as guideposts to lead you towards your truth, not the "end all, be all" (absolute truth of you).
And what others think of you doesn't matter. What matters is how you think of yourself.
There are a million theories and ideas out there about how things work, so feel free to read up on the ones that resonate with you to gain a basic understanding, but don't take them at 100% face value, because they are other people's ideas. Use them to help you to discover things about yourself...your own truths as a one-of-a-kind individual
In other words, trust yourself and have faith in yourself, because YOU know yourself best. (How could anyone know what's best for you besides you?) YOU have all the truths and insights (for you as an individual) in you at this very moment The best way to acquire them is to get quiet and "go within," by listening to your inner voice. "Listening" is the key. If we are listening, we are not thinking or contributing (the opposite is true as well).
Above all, you're gonna be okay It's okay to not have all the answers right now (I don't either). It will take time to learn this newly discovered aspect of you that has been there all along. Just be grateful that you now know (that is huge!), and know that you have plenty of time to learn about it. Believe me, there is no rush If you let it unfold naturally and meditate/ground yourself a little each day, you will enjoy the journey of life, and I promise you, it will be great It will be one heck of a ride, but if you go with it, accepting yourself and believing in you, you will be living life the way it was meant to be lived
May peace be with you~