life in general

Listen to me carefully.
Don’t you dare love me
through the blood of the girls
who came before me.
If you can’t love me
without taking the knife
to someone else,
I’d rather you didn’t love me
at all.

—“but you’re prettier than she was” and other bad words, by Ashe Vernon (via latenightcornerstore)

(via catscratch-fever)

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)

21 Traits of an Awakening Soul


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…


The Curse of the Loner Empath


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.”

Sam's Guide for the Empath


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,…