Being an Empath - A Curse or A Blessing?
Imagine having jazz and hard rock playing in your head all the time. That's how it feels for an empath. They are constantly surrounded by endless waves of emotions of everyone around them. Being an empath is not a button that you can switch on and off. It will forever be there.
Some are envious of the ability to understand emotions around you as a way to read people. For empaths, this compliment may be too flattering and a bit far away from the reality they want. Empaths are rarely trying to read minds. Rather, they are dumped on with both positive and negative feelings.
There are two sides to the coin. As an empath, undoubtedly you are more aware of your surroundings, you know when to chime into the conversations and when to leave it base on the intensity you feel. It can be good for your career as it increases your interpersonal skill to bond with others. It's a fantastic way to build trust as you know what the other person wants.
Being an empath is a double-edged blade. It can accelerate your relationships with others and at the same time crumble your mental health because you are getting the sea load of emotions when you don't want. It can be damaging to your mental stability. You are influenced by the emotions and you can experience mood swings and such.
It's truly both a blessing and a curse to be an empath sometimes. It's not something you can choose or avoid. The best is to make the most out of it and make the world a better place with your power.
Making A Difference In This World As An Empath
Empaths are contributing to the betterment of this world in plenty of ways. A lot of empaths choose a career path that they will excel at with their skills, like being a social worker, lawyer, counselor, marketer, therapist, etc. Many empaths are natural healers. As much as their power can bring them harm and stress, they know they can transform them and make the world a better place for others.
How their career choice can reflect this is obvious. Due to their ability to perceive emotions, they work much better with jobs that require ample human interactions. They know when and what to say. Dealing with numbers is a waste of their skills.
As you might already know, most empaths are with a kind heart and want to help others because they feel connected to the other person as they feel them. That's what makes them such a good healer. If you are an empath, you might want to see if there's a job that matches your passion and at the same time allows you to utilize your skills.
Besides work, an empath can make a difference in their spare time simply by chatting with people and letting those with chaotic and negative thoughts to know that they are being heard. That's an important step to make. If you are wondering how you can make the most of your skills. Here are 5 things you can do to start!
5 Things You Can Start To Make a Difference
1. Choose a career that you can benefit from and benefit others
Do you like to help others? Do you want to be in the business world to help entrepreneurs succeed or do you want to help out troubled teens? There are plenty of jobs that an empath can perfectly fit into. Find your niche and delve into it.
The first thing you need to do is to figure yourself out. Which job speaks to you the most and how you can benefit yourself and others from it. Talk to people around you and see what roles they think would suit you. Then do some personality tests yourself to see if these roles are something you'd like.
It's an amazing thing to know you are doing the right job and helping others at the same time.
2. Speak to someone in trouble
You don't need others to tell you someone is in trouble. You just know when you walk past someone. Notice a sad guy sulking on a bench? Not only you know he is having this bad energy around him, you probably can decipher why he is feeling this way as well.
It's precious to know you are being heard and understood. Talk to the guy and tell him. You don't have to be nervous or shy because you already know what you should say by heart. These random acts of kindness will sew the seeds of goodness and make the world a more positive place.
Keep this in mind when you are doing charity to spread goodness. Don't ask for anything in return. What happens too often is that people expect something in return when they do something. So when the other person doesn't reciprocate, they feel salty instead. Do know that not everyone will appreciate your effort but that should not stop you from spreading positive vibes or letting them bring you down.
3. Volunteer your time
Volunteering is a good use of time to get your mind out of all the fuss and negative energy. You know you are giving your time to achieve something good. This is beautiful and you are able to help others at the same time. Volunteering can be a great chance to take off your stress and be around others, including animals and nature.
You can volunteer to clean up trash in national parks or help out animal shelters with their daily operations. You can leave the burden of work behind and feel the simple life in nature. It's mutually beneficial because you are helping out and at the same time getting helped to soothe your soul.
4. Process and analyse the emotions around you
One step empaths often miss is to take their gift and analyze the emotions they feel and process them in a productive way. Why do people feel the way they feel and what we can learn from it? It's so useful to analyze the situation and understand human emotions. It helps you construct and understand the reality we live in.
You have this gift for a reason. Every time you are confused about someone's reactions and emotions. Remember those feelings and scenarios. Write them down and see what might have contributed to it. These help you to solve a situation and help others to get out of their rabbit hole easier.
5. Spread positivity
Start with family and friends around you. Spread some positivity. Teach them how they can learn to see the good side of things and not let the negative feelings linger on. We all experience negative emotions from time to time. The key is to not let it overwhelm and flood you. An empath with years of practice to deal with emotions knows how to control them so they don't let the darkness consume them.
Share your thoughts with your family and friends and let them know there are two ways of looking at things. It's okay to feel negative sometimes but you have to learn to get out of the hole because it's not going to make things better to keep sulking. Consider having a Zoom class on spreading positivity and how else you can contribute.
Quotes On Being An Empath
"We are born to be victims. We are gifted warriors ready to make a change."
"I know exactly what will upset people so I do everything I can to not upset them, but at the same time, I'm making myself upset. That's a curse of being an empath."
"Understanding how others feel is a scary thing, because sometimes you know they are not as kind as they appear to be."
"Of all the feelings I can feel, nature is one that never disappoints."
"People come to me because they expect to be heard and understood. Who can I go to when I want to be understood?"
"It's an amazing feeling to meet another empath. You can just stare at each other for hours and not say a word and already know what the other person is feeling. The overwhelming joy of finding someone like you."
Being an empath can be a challenge, to balance your feelings and to help out. Most empaths are kind and want to help out, yet most of them are lost as to how. There are plenty of ways you can do to help out. From taking up a job that suits your skills and personality to volunteering your time to charity and teaching others to leave your legacy behind, being an empath is not lonely if you choose it to.
Follow our guide and start shining as the bright empath that not only feels others but to spread happiness and joy to others. Surround yourself with happy thoughts!