Can you imagine having a heart that not only carries your own sorrow but also picks up on other people’s pain and sorrow?
Can you imagine being constantly overwhelmed by a daunting white noise that never stops?
That pretty much sums up life for empaths. The most extraordinary creatures who guard our planet, carry our load, bear our burden, experience our sorrow and help us move on when it feels easier to give up.
Empaths are both blessed and cursed to live with the extraordinary gift of Claircognizance. That is why these are 8 things only a highly sensitive being or an empath will understand:
1. BEING EXHAUSTED AND DISTRESSED FROM LOUD, CROWDED PLACES
Only an empath knows how hard it is to protect themselves from getting overwhelmed. Only a highly sensitive human being with a bright aura and a pure heart knows who difficult it is to socialize without experiencing a sudden emotional outburst.
2. GETTING HURT EASILY
They wear their hearts on their sleeves. They embrace life with both of their hands. They love from the bottom of their hearts. They undress their souls and share their love with the world. They aren’t afraid to express what’s really in there.
That’s why these beautiful beings get hurt too easily. Their hearts are made of glass, living in a fast-paced, reckless world.
3. BEING TOLD YOU’RE TOO SENSITIVE
Most people tend to throw around words without even thinking. And so, one of the most common struggle empaths often face is being told they’re just too sensitive.
The thing is, every person has a peculiar way of perceiving and experiencing things. We all feel differently. Empaths were just challenged with the gift of feeling all too deeply.
4. EXPERIENCING AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER
Highly sensitive people have a higher tendency toward anxiety or depression because these people bear all of our burdens in their minds. Everything that happens inside of them is run by their emotions. They can’t stop them. And they can’t hide them.
That is why even a small unpredictable event has the power to shake an empath to their core. It can trigger a hurricane inside their hearts.
5. COPING WITH THEIR ISSUE BY ACCEPTING BAD, ADDICTIVE HABITS
Considering that empaths live a life governed by their emotions, the only way for them to distract themselves from the pain is usually by engaging in bad, addictive habits.
A lot of empaths use food, alcohol or even drugs as a coping mechanism for alleviating the pain of being emotionally naked. The rage inside their souls, the turbulence within their hearts has the power to drive them crazy.
6. LOSING THE STRENGTH TO KEEP FIGHTING
It’s hard having a pure soul in a society that is constantly assimilating and pressuring people. It’s truly difficult to protect your vulnerable heart in a world where deception is the ultimate tool for quick success.
7. STRUGGLING TO SAY NO
Because of their gentle heart, empaths also struggle to say no. They have a giving personality. And it feels natural to take care of others the same way they take care of themselves.
8. BEING MISUNDERSTOOD WHEN THE ONLY THING YOU NEED IS SOLITUDE
It is truly sad how people often misunderstood their needs and accuse them of being selfish. They are often labeled as weird, too sensitive, and anti-social for wanting to spend a little more time on their own.
The one thing that empaths desperately need is to be alone. It is the only time they can recharge and reconnect with themselves. If they don’t isolate themselves from all the worries in the world, that will easily reflect on them and worsen their current state.