Empaths: I know you’re weary


Being an Empath is a difficult thing.

It’s tiring. Sometimes you feel like you’re on the same path you were when you first began your journey: Retreading the same old grounds.

Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you do, no matter how much you try and no matter how much you strive to make a difference, it’s all futile.

Being an Empath can be challenging, exhausting and depressing.

We, as Empaths, have a tendency to take on the negative and overlook the positive.

Yes, we do get joy from the good we see and receive, but it’s short lived. It only takes one negative comment to pull us back down again.

Being an Empath is a path that can be both draining and wearying.

There are always others who try and tear you down and invalidate you. There are always those who seem to dismiss all the progress you’ve made, all the work you have done and all the sacrifices you make.

I know it’s hard. I know many are tired. I know they wish they were anywhere but here.

Even I wonder if it’s worth it at times. But I can’t give up. That is not an option. Even when the darkness is at its greatest, I will push on through because it’s all  I can do.

I owe it to myself.

And you owe it to yourselves.

Empaths, remember you are not alone. You may feel like you are, but I promise you, you are not.

I know you are weary, but our time is coming.

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24 thoughts on “Empaths: I know you’re weary

  1. We as Empaths need to stay in Nature for healing walking barefoot on the grass,tree hugging is my new friend,plants at front door,the empath stone..love you all we can do it.if anyone else needs help I am here to help..

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  2. I also thank you Gary for this piece. Tired is one aspect, my mine in definitely the loneliness. Even those in my life who love me greatly cannot quite understand, and connect. Sometimes I just feel like I’m a little insane, after all, of my friends and family I am the only one…like Tigger 🙂 But coming on here and catching up to find what you have written makes me feel a little less alone in this world. Patti

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          • My dad is a pastor and Christian, I told him about psychics etc. In short he said it was a blessing to have something like that. My mom also has some abilities too…

            Although that statement is not completely wrong, some people cant control their powers and get some negative energy that will unfortunately plague them or idiots will play around with something they aren’t supposed to, thinking that they know what they are doing…..then they give everyone else a bad name….

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  3. I read this when you fist posted it, which at the time I needed it. And I still need it, it’s tiring when no one understands you even when you do explain yourself. Its like something is blocking the common knowledge to understand another person when they are talking to you (an Empath) even my parents do it and I’m getting sick of it. I just plan to get out of here when I can, its pointless to talk when no one will listen and is always misunderstood. Sometimes I dont even know why I’m here?

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  4. Gary, your post has come just when I need it the most. I am involved with so much: working for climate change, fighting racism, and much more. Unfortunately, my husband does not understand my drive and my son wants nothing to do with me. I have been thinking. If I were to purposely discard this body, I do not believe I would be punished. This life has punished me enough and I have worked very hard. I do feel we will go to a different plane to continue our “education”. Very tempting. My friends care about me – my husband and son do not.
    Thank you, Gary, for your posts and encouragement.

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    • Elaine, I hope you are still with us. I am so sorry for the difficult time you are going through. Please consider the possibility that while you may not be punished for ending this life, from what I gather, you may have to start all over with similar problems. As one wise person stated “With oatmeal on your chin.” Try to take comfort in your friends and the good that you accomplish :-). Blessings

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      • Thank you for taking the time to answer. Emotionally, things are horrific but if I have to go through all this again, maybe I will just try to keep trying. It is so hard. I do try to help and I do feel at one with all, but ….. Again, thank you so much. Much love to you. Elaine

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  5. One of the most inspirational and touching pieces I have read on the highs and lows of being an empath. Thank You, Gary. Just when numbness was setting in, just when the strength in the knees was at its lowest, comes this piece. Love you and thank you so much!

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