Sometimes they aren't even our own. Being an empath has been a HUGE emotional journey for me . This year has been all about identifying which emotions are really another's that I just happen to be able to feel. Digging deep, spending more time alone, drinking my holy basil tea and deep breathing has been my self care lately. Being an empathetic person who feels ALL the things is not easy. When others are angry, (especially when someone innocent has been murdered and we are all collectively grieving as a people) I can literally feel the blood rushing and heart racing. My head aches and my muscles tighten.
When my best friend is sad, my heart breaks with her. It's a beautiful thing.
However ,I need to always take responsibility for my OWN emotions and remember to let it all flow out. Remember we are not meant to carry EVERYTHING. *Erykah Badu voice* so, PACK LIGHT. #empathProblems