As an empathetic person, I have found that there are certain things that I simply cannot engage in, take part in, or intake. I have to remove myself from anything that would cause an interruption of my current state of mind. Empaths are internal givers which simply means that we give from our souls and many times we require a moment of silence to replenish what has been provided. That moment could be a few hours or a few days, but time is needed to regain the power that has been exerted.
On that note we lay out the foundation of compassion. Compassion must come from within as it is a feeling of understanding when someone is not in best place internally. I was speaking to a customer on today and she is struggling with the loss of her son. Each day is a journey for her. Each moment, song, or phrase is a constant reminder of her beloved baby boy. He was her only child. I can only imagine the pain that she feels as I too have a son who is an only child. I truly do not know that pain, but have found myself chatting with her more and more just to check on her mental well being; that's compassion.
My heart grieves for her because I hear the disdain, pain, frustration and agony during each interaction. I am not a Grief Coach, I am simply a mother assisting another mother through a tough time. Eight months can seem and feel like an eternity. I challenge you to look around at the current state of affairs in our nation. Everyone for themselves. The old adage says, "I got me, so you better get you!" So I ask the question, what happened to the love we once had for one another? You don't have to be am empath to feel, you simply need to be human with a heart!!!
Matthew 24:12, "And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold."
Coach Sabrina B.