Listen to me carefully.
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.
—Barbara Kingsolver (via words-and-coffee)
Existence is the key to living.
#6 word poem
1. Being in public places is sometimes overwhelming. Since our walls between self and other are dissolving, we haven’t really learned to distinguish between someone else’s energy and our own. If the general mood of the crowd is herd-like or negative, we can feel this acutely, and may feel like…
I can get along with just about any group of people. They always act nice to me, but I can still feel that they don’t fully accept me. I feel as though they allow me to be part of the group, but deep down they know I don’t belong. I appear to “fit in,” but it’s still like “one of these things is not like the others.”
There are people in this world who have an inability to perceive emotion in other people. It is not that they don’t care it is just that they are unable to do so. Conversely, there are people, such as myself, who are hypersensitive to the emotions of others. They can apparently sense emotion,…