I've always been a pretty sensitive person, and it wasn't until very recently some one suggested that I may be an empath. After some reading, I couldn't agree more with this thought. I'm having a hard time creating boundaries, as many empaths also seem to struggle with this. However, I feel resistance towards even starting to create a boundary. For example I understand creating boundaries will help me not carry things that are not mine to carry for long periods of time. However, I worry in creating boundaries, and not allowing myself to be effected by certain things, it makes me feel cold. Like, as if some how, allowing these energies and things that are not mine to carry to effect me makes me more understanding and truly sympathetic, or something like that. But also, I have a tendency to absorb so much, I get overwhelmed and depressed when in the present time, my immediate life and surroundings are not overbearing. What I carry distracts and almost inhibits me from being present, and therefore I can be emotionally detached at times because I get so overwhelmed from noticing things. Anyone experience anything similar or have any suggestions?
updated by @heavy-rains: 03/07/17 11:29:15AM