So a thought recently occurred to me. I've been trying to figure out why I'm so sensitive, and it occurred to me that maybe the world has empaths because we're supposed to bring compassion to the world. We're the only ones capable of actually feeling the emotions of others. We're the only ones who can feel nature in ways that most others can't. Perhaps because we can feel the pain of others, we're more easily capable of being compassionate and we're to share that with the world.
I'mnotsaying that those who aren't empaths aren't capable of being compassionate, but we do have a very unique insight that most others don't possess. Our job is to not get so caught up in their emotions that we try to play savior. I think it's good to give a hand up to someone struggling, but when we try to do everything for another, we open the door to, for example, possibly being used, or ending up in a co-dependent relationship. That's never healthy. I think it's really important for an empath, and anyone generally, to know when to say, 'no' and when to let go so a person can uplift themselves.
If this is true, does that mean that I have to be exposed all the time? Shielding is an option, but I wonder if to play the role of bringing forth more compassion, am I supposed to be exposed to the pain all the time. If not all the time, then when I'm actively playing that role. Am I meant to lead a life of pain? Are we?
updated by @alledius: 03/13/17 09:19:08AM