How Does Empathy Go Hand in Hand with Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing?
Empathy can better the world around us. For what it’s worth, I’m an empath.
What that means is that I can feel the emotions of people around me, sometimes better than I can feel my own. The difference between simply feeling empathy and being an empath is that, as an empath I can easily put myself in another’s shoes.
Because I’m an empath, I frequently find myself experiencing emotions outside of myself, and it can be a bit jarring at times. However, it is in part because of my empathic senses, that I share everything I blog about with you.
Why? Because I know if I’m having thoughts and feelings on the topics I choose to write about, you probably have had similar ones. Maybe not exactly the same, since we are all different from one another but similar.
How we feel the emotions we feel differs. Feelings have both a how and why to them. Depth, sensation, the actual way in which we feel things varies from person to person. This boils down to every single emotion because we’re all individuals.
However, the similarities in what these emotions are shouldn’t be ignored or disregarded. And, further, nobody’s emotions and how/what of feelings are greater or lesser than anyone else’s.
Have you ever been told that you didn’t love someone as much as they loved you? Or that you didn’t hurt as much as they did? The truth of this is that while we can experience the same emotions, we won’t necessarily feel them the same way. The depth, frequency, sensation, and overall understanding are going to vary depending on who you are, how you process things, and other random and not-so-random variables.
Empathy is not just for empaths
As I look at my social media feeds, I’m almost overwhelmed by a lot of what I’m seeing. The world we live in today is rocked by so much fear, and so many messages of scarcity and lack. Apart from more accountability, the one thing that I think would be of tremendous help to the world would be more empathy.