The true feeling of Empathy is within each of us as Humans, it is when we acknowledge it that unleashes its true power and greatness, when we don’t acknowledge it is when it destroys us and everything around us.
When you acknowledge your true Empathy, you actually feel for others and what happens to them, you care for the feelings of others with affection, warmth and kindness, than without thinking you think of the ramifications of your actions, before you take the action.
When you have any thoughts of prejudice, means you are not totally in tune with your Empathetic side, cause with prejudice comes opinions of someone or a group of someones and you put down blame and hate toward those someones, which means you have no Empathy towards those someones, because you may dislike someone or a group of someones, doesn’t take away the fact that they to are Human and have feelings as you and I do and when you are in tune with your true Empathetic side, you have these feelings of compassion for them, you can’t have compassion for anything, if first you don’t have feelings for that something/someone, as the empathy and putting yourself in someone else s shoes always comes first, before you can even think about having compassion for that someone.
Having Empathy and putting yourself in the shoes of another, is something that lacks within this society of today and will also explain all the hate we see around us today, some may say they have compassion of others? But you can’t have compassion of that someone, as you need to feel the Empathy, in order to have any compassion.
Those who say they don’t feel Empathy, or those that look to others as having no Empathy, just simply haven’t acknowledged the Empathy inside them, as we all as Humans have this Empathy within us, we all suffer a loss or have some kind of life event happen to us, it is these that make us suppress our true feeling and emotions deep within our core, when we do this we than become something we truly are not, because of the pain of the loss or life event, we suppress these feelings and emotions, to keep us from further harm in the future, but what we don’t realize is, the pain we are hiding from will eventually find us and hurt us worse than the original hurt, when we acknowledge our true feelings and emotions, we also acknowledge our Empathy within us and then have feelings for those around us, which will always make us think of the ramifications of our actions, before we take the action we will regret later.
Most people who show no Empathy of others, not only have suppressed their Empathy, but have cut off their feelings of fear, shame, pain, confidence and joy, they think that showing their feelings will only bring more pain toward them, Empathy doesn’t mean to just identify with the painful vulnerable parts, it also means to feel the strong, courageous parts also, having true Empathy will help you not only feel of others, but help you keep your feelings and emotions close to you, which will help you control your actions and not let you take action before you regret what you did.
When you have compassion for someone, this doesn’t happen without first having empathy for that person, you see a car wreck and you go over and help this person to ease their pain, this is compassion, but it first starts with putting yourself in their shoes, which is the empathy that comes out from within us, if you simply just drive by, then you lack the empathy and there is no sign of any compassion, to have compassion is not a sign of weakness, as in this society may make you think otherwise, to have compassion shows true strength and the simple fact that you are truly in control of your feelings and emotions and truly acknowledge your empathy that is within you.
To truly acknowledge this true Empathy and compassion within us, we must first take care of ourselves, so we than can take care of others as we would want to be taken care of, when you take care of yourself, it allows you to be empathetic, compassionate and active member of your community, plus not to mention when you trust yourself, it is a lot easier to trust others around you, with this trust goes understanding and when we understand better our true feelings and emotions, it makes it easier for all of us to understand each other as we walk our paths along our journey of life.
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