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47 Quotes for Empaths for Inspiration (+Journal Prompts)

Sometimes life feels overwhelming, especially as an empath. So I’ve compiled a massive list of inspiring quotes for empaths and also quotes about empathy. As you probably know, having empathy does not necessarily make you an empath. Empaths take empathy beyond feeling compassionate toward someone.

As empaths, we feel and experience what another person may be going through. And this is why we often feel overwhelmed, emotional, and drained. It’s my hope that these quotes and resources will help.

How to get the most out of these quotes

The quotes about being an empath are a gentle reminder that we’re sensitive, often misunderstood, but nothing is wrong with us. We are gifted and can manage our feelings and life so that everything doesn’t feel so overwhelming.

Empathy quotes also remind us that compassion and understanding are good traits that can change the world.

Sometimes we need these subtle reminders to stand in our power and embrace our whole selves.

I encourage you to write down quotes that resonate deeply with you. Keep them in your journal. Tuck them into your favorite notebook. Or stick them on a piece of paper and tape it to your mirror if you choose. Whatever you do, allow these quotes to enter your life.

It’s easy to bounce around the internet reading quotes and articles. I know this. I’m guilty of doing it, too. So, I’ve created journal prompts inspired by the quotes.

Here are your quotes

Inspiring quotes for empaths about self-care

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“Being an empath is a huge asset when you learn to manage it.” –Judith Ofloff, MD, The Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People

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empath quote by aletheia luna. create boundaries.

“Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply.”
― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing  

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“Some people are far more cognizant than others but sensitivity has its own cross to bear and ample insight, in many cases, can bring on disquietude.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

Quotes about how other people perceive empaths:

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“Why is sensitivity perceived as being dangerous? When we’re sensitive, we feel things we were taught not to feel. When we’re sensitive, we are completely open to attack. When we’re sensitive, we are awake and in touch with our hearts – and this can be very threatening to the status quo indeed.”
―Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing  

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“Empaths have often been labeled as ‘overly sensitive’ and told to ‘get a thicker skin.’ As children and adults, we are shamed for our sensitivities rather than supported….But at this point in my life, I wouldn’t give up being an empath for anything. It lets me sense the secrets of the universe and know passion beyond my wildest dreams.” –Judith Orloff, MD, The Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People

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“As empaths, we are not here to be sponges or enablers. We are here to be helpers, guides, and supporters.”
― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing  

Intuition quotes for empaths:

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“The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around.”
―Aletheia Luna, Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World  

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“Intuition is a wonderful gift but it can be both a blessing and a curse. If you can easily tune in to the grief of another, it is very easy to lose your way if you have not yet resolved your own present or past trauma and grief. If you have not healed from your own grief and you turn around and give all you have to give, you will find yourself drowning. Soon there will be nothing left of you.”
― Kate McGahan, Only Gone From Your Sight: Jack McAfghan’s Little Guide to Pet Loss and Grief 

Empath quotes about healing others

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“The sad thing that many of us empaths don’t realize is that often our desire to heal others is a disguised cry for help for our own healing. Because many of us weren’t taught how to value or nurture ourselves at a young age, we tend to unconsciously seek out our own healing in the healing of others.”
― Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing   

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“We empaths have many marvelous traits. We have huge hearts and the instinct to help others in need or who are less fortunate.”Judith Orloff, MD, he Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People

Empath quotes on the intensity of our feelings:

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“Empaths feel more deeply, more intensely, and more persistently than those around us. We even feel what other people are afraid to feel within themselves.”
― Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing 

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“Empaths are not overly sensitive. They have a gift but must learn to manage their sensitivities.” Judith Orloff, MD, he Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People

Quotes on Empathy

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“The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” –Bill Bullard

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“Empathy is the medicine the world needs.” –The Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff, MD

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“Learning to give empathy to myself and others as often as I can each day has rendered astounding benefits….Empathy leads to compassion and compassion to forgiveness and connection. “
Judith Hanson Lasater, Living Your Yoga

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“Emotional empathy is what motivates us to help others. “-Brian Goldman, MD, The Power of Kindness; Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life

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“Remember that the greatest thing about being empathetic is that when someone accomplishes something awesome, you will feel just as awesome as if you accomplished it yourself.”- Michael Unks, Awesome In Hours

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“Empathy is an important and valuable skill to have in many aspects in life. Not only does it contribute to strong bonds and general trust, but it allows us to gain insight of the emotions and thoughts of other people. In a sense, it offers you a chance to experience life the way someone else does.”Tuan Luu, Coaching Books

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“We can influence a person and actually change a person’s thinking by the words we use. We can show kindness and empathy by the phrases we use and the actions we take.” Catherine Pulsifer

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“There’s nothing that inspires that deep sense of belonging like shared empathy!” –Brene Brown, Daring Greatly; How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, Lead

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“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a person nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

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“Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brene Brown

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“Empathy means both understanding others on their own terms and bringing them within the orbit of one’s own experience.” – Jacob A. Belzen

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“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

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“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” –  Stephen Covey

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“Empathy is connection; it’s a ladder out of the shame hole”  – Brené Brown

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“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” – Meryl Streep

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“Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

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“If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.” – Karen Armstrong

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“Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work.” – Daniel Goleman

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The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away. There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” – John Connolly

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“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”-Henry David Thoreau

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“The Chinese philosopher Chuang-Tzu stated that true empathy requires listening with the whole being: The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty, to the ear, or to the mind. Hence it demands the emptiness of all the faculties. And when the faculties are empty, then the whole being listens. There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind.” -Marshall B. Rosenberg

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“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.” -Leo Buscaglia

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“Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.” -Leslie Jamison

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“The way of being with another person which is termed empathic…means temporarily living in their life, moving abut in it delicately without making judgment… to be with another in this way means that for the time being you lay aside the views and values you hold for yourself in order to enter the other’s world without prejudice…a complex, demanding, strong yet subtle and gentle way of being.” -Carl Rogers

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“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” -Roger Ebert

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“We all are born with a certain package. We are who we are: where we were born, who we were born as, how we were raised. We’re kind of stuck inside that person, and the purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize a little bit with other people. And for me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us. “-Roger Ebert

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“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person. ” -William Fritz

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“There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other, until you see their view- you have to enter into the pain of the people. You’ve got to feel their need. “-John M. Perkins

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“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Albert Einstein

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“Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people. ” -Stephen Covey

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“To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love.” -Stephen Batchelor

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“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” -Daniel Goleman

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“What I learned is, we have to listen to each other, even when we don’t agree, even when we think we hate each other. We have to listen to each other’s narratives. Not interrupt defensively, or with hostility, but really try to open our hearts and listen with empathy. I learned so much from that meeting. It was a very difficult thing to do and it was one of the best things that I ever did in my life. Look what scares you in the face, and try to understand it. Empathy, I have learned, is revolutionary.”-Jane Fonda

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“I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion.-“Gloria Steinem

And…we’ll end with my favorite. It’s short but sugary sweet:

quote for empaths by dr judith orloff, empaths can flourish

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“Yes, we empaths can flourish!” –

Judith Orloff, MD, he Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People

A little more (random) empath inspiration

*I came across this article sharing famous empaths. Quite interesting to browse the list of people who fall under ‘famous empaths’. Check it out.

*I mentioned in the introduction that being an empath can be a gift. And that we can learn to harness this gift and stand in our power. In this vein, I created a little image with some of the empath powers to remind you of your gifts. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or download and save it as a reminder.

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50 Empowering Empath Quotes for a More Positive Way of Life

Empaths are people highly sensitive to the feelings of others. It’s this increased sensitivity that allows them to assimilate emotions more easily than the average person. These highly sensitive people have a natural ability absorb and reflect back others’ feelings.

Only 1-2 percent of people are highly sensitive, and while HSPs can make outstanding friends and partners, the ease with which they internalize the feelings of others can be emotionally draining.

An empath is an emotional sponge. They absorb the stress and also the positive emotions into their own bodies from other people.

Dr. Judith Orloff, The Empath’s Survival Guide

The world has benefited significantly from the existence of highly sensitive people. History tends to be rife with stories of conflict, but the truth is that our society has been able to work in large part due to HSPs skilled in working across both sides of feeling.

Below we’ve collected the most empowering quotes about highly sensitive people. Like affirmations, quotes can make for a powerful input into the process of writing your personal manifesto and guiding your journey of self discovery.

Quotes About Empathy

The word empathy refers to the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Still, you may find it a difficult concept to understand fully without having experienced it firsthand. This is true of almost anything in the world, but since each of us manifest how we feel in different ways, it isn’t always easy to know what is in the heart of those around us.

Below are some quotes we love about this elusive emotion and those of us gifted enough to see it in all of us:

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Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place. — Daniel H. Pink

Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone. ― Brené Brown

The Chinese philosopher Chuang-Tzu stated that true empathy requires listening with the whole being: The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty, to the ear, or to the mind. Hence, it demands the emptiness of all the faculties. And when the faculties are empty, then the whole being listens. There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind. ― Marshall B. Rosenberg

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

Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing. ― Marshall B. Rosenberg

We all are born with a certain package. We are who we are: where we were born, who we were born as, how we were raised. We’re kind of stuck inside that person, and the purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize with other people. And for me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams, and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us. ― Roger Ebert

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Empathy means understanding others on their own terms and bringing them into the orbit of one’s own experience. ― Jacob A. Belzen

We empaths have many marvelous traits. We have huge hearts and the instinct to help others in need or who are less fortunate. ― Judith Orloff

Quotes About Kindness

In today’s world of sound bites and social media, empathy is becoming increasingly—and distressingly—rare. We may want to come together, but the world still seems to be pushing us farther apart than we’ve ever been.

It is highly sensitive people, with their extra large hearts and their penchant for kindness and caring, that make us want to love one another. And while all of us know that love is better than hate, it can be hard to remember in a world that never seems to stop going.

The next time you find yourself in want of a little kindness, we hope these words will help you do the work to make space in your heart for love and joy.

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I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. ― Roger Ebert

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? ― Henry David Thoreau

Empathy is the medicine the world needs. ― Judith Orloff

Empathy represents the foundational skill for all the social competencies important for work. ― Daniel Goleman

Empathy is connection; it’s a ladder out of the shame hole. ― Brené Brown

If it is not tempered by compassion and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void. ― Karen Armstrong

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The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. ― Meryl Streep

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. — Mahatma Gandhi

The highest form of knowledge is empathy. ― Bill Bullard

Emotional empathy is what motivates us to help others. ― Brian Goldman

When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems. ― Stephen Covey

There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other until you see their view—you have to enter into the pain of the people. You’ve got to feel their need. ― John M. Perkins

The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away. There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness. ― John Connolly

Empathy is an important and valuable skill to have in many aspects in life. Not only does it contribute to strong bonds and general trust, but it allows us to gain insight of the emotions and thoughts of other people. In a sense, it offers you a chance to experience life the way someone else does. ― Tuan Luu

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a person nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ― Albert Einstein

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No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. — Shanina Shaik

Quotes About Feeling Deeply

Being a highly sensitive person can be a blessing and a curse—and usually, it’s the latter. HSPs can become so emotionally overwhelmed that they lose sight of the value in their unique gift.

It’s vital empaths make time to recharge and rid themselves of those emotions. Consider just how much better the world would be if our every highly sensitive person took proper care of herself before assisting us. Imagine how much more powerful empaths can be in all of our lives if they aren’t always exhausted from the burden of feeling.

Empaths must be reminded of the vital role they play in the world.

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Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. — Roger Ebert

Those who are sometimes described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. — Anthon St. Maarten

The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around. ― Aletheia Luna

Why is sensitivity perceived as being dangerous? When we’re sensitive, we feel things we were taught not to feel. When we’re sensitive, we are completely open to attack. When we’re sensitive, we are awake and in touch with our hearts — and this can be very threatening to the status quo indeed. ― Aletheia Luna

Empaths have often been labeled as ‘overly sensitive’ and told to ‘get a thicker skin.’ As children and adults, we are shamed for our sensitivities rather than supported. But at this point in my life, I wouldn’t give up being an empath for anything. It lets me sense the secrets of the universe and know passion beyond my wildest dreams. ― Judith Orloff

Empaths feel more deeply, more intensely, and more persistently than those around us. We even feel what other people are afraid to feel within themselves. ― Mateo Sol

Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person. ― William Fritz

Sensitivity isn’t being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom. I enjoy a lot of mystery. — Jeff Buckley

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Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness; it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. — Anthon St. Maarten

Quotes About Experiencing Life As A Highly Sensitive Person

Life as a highly sensitive person can be isolating. It might be easy to think that anyone capable of caring so deeply would attract new friends and confidantes.

Unfortunately, real HSPs bear the weight of others’ emotions whether they want it or not. Without honoring her the need for self care, there are times every HSP becomes emotionally exhausted.

If you are an empath and you feel yourself struggling, here is a collection of quotes and ideas to help you work through times of weakness.

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Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply. ― Aletheia Luna

I hate having to do small talk. I’d rather talk about deep subjects. I’d rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter. — Ellen Degeneres

Empaths are not overly sensitive. They have a gift but must learn to manage their sensitivities.― Judith Orloff

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. — Eleonora Duse

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The sad thing that many of us empaths don’t realize is that often our desire to heal others is a disguised cry for help for our own healing. Because many of us weren’t taught how to value or nurture ourselves at a young age, we tend to unconsciously seek out our own healing in the healing of others. ― Mateo Sol

Remember that the greatest thing about being empathetic is that when someone accomplishes something awesome, you will feel just as awesome as if you accomplished it yourself.― Michael Unks

Learning to give empathy to myself and others as often as I can each day has rendered astounding benefits… Empathy leads to compassion and compassion to forgiveness and connection. ― Judith Hanson Lasater

Intuition is a wonderful gift but it can be both a blessing and a curse. If you can easily tune in to the grief of another, it is easy to lose your way if you have not yet resolved your own present or past trauma and grief. If you have not healed from your own grief and you turn around and give all you have to give, you will find yourself drowning. Soon there will be nothing left of you. ― Kate McGahan

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We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. — Alan Watts

Some people are far more cognizant than others but sensitivity has its own cross to bear and ample insight, in many cases, can bring on disquietude. ― Donna Lynn Hope

I think recharging is important, absolutely. Now and then, you need a couple of weeks to just chill out and let your emotions balance themselves out. — Malin Akerman

There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. — Anthon St. Maarten

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Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world. — Anthon St. Maarten

Quotes About Beauty From the Perspective of an HSP or Empath

Highly sensitive people possess the gift of seeing beauty in the world around them. An empath can see even little things as new and profound. For empaths, every moment is an opportunity for the something spectacular.

Below, we have found some quotes that we hope will inspire the highly sensitive person within yourself to begin to approach life with your whole heart—to love feeling even when it causes pain. Because every pain we feel reminds us that we are alive.

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Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave. — Alanis Morissette

I think that listening to music or creating music is a spiritual undertaking. The process of creating music involves listening. It involves sensitivity. It involves humility. It’s something higher than words. — Matisyahu

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You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there among the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos. — Tom Hanks

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. — Mahatma Gandhi

There’s beauty everywhere. Amazing things are happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others. — Sarah McLachlan

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Empaths are people who are highly aware of the emotions of the people around them, to the point where they absorb these feelings and emotions as their own.

It’s very easy for empaths to feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed by life. That’s why I’ve carefully created this list of the most inspirational empath quotes to empower you.

See: 110 Positive Affirmations For Self-Love

60 Empath Quotes That Will Inspire You

60 Inspirational Empath Quotes - Mental Style Project

“I understand now that I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, “For the same reason I laugh so often – because I’m paying attention.”
Glennon Doyle Melton

“Derived from the Greek word “em” (in) and “pathos” (feeling), the term “empath” refers to a person who is able to “feel into” the feelings of others.”
– Mateo Sol

“As an empath, it’s vital that you learn how to hold space for your emotions, even the most painful ones. By anchoring yourself in your breath, you can learn how to witness the emotional energy of others within you, without attaching yourself to these sensations.”
Luna & Sol

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
– Anthon St. Maarten

“It is a blessing and a curse, to feel everything so deeply.”
Unknown

“Being an empath is a huge asset when you learn to manage it.”
Judith Orloff

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of our civilization.”
Roger Ebert

“Empaths are absorbers, not observers. When you just observe, you are no longer an empath but just a sympath.”
– Monika Chhetri

“Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply.”
– Aletheia Luna

“Speaking the truth is often a struggle for an Empath. The last thing they want to do is cause pain or conflict for others.”
– Judi Eisner

“I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion.”
– Gloria Steinem

“Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people.”
– Stephen Covey

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
– Anthon St. Maarten

“We empaths have many marvelous traits. We have huge hearts and the instinct to help others in need or who are less fortunate.”
– Judith Orloff

“One of the greatest advantages of being an empath is that experiencing a spiritual awakening is virtually inevitable. In other words, spiritually awakening seems to be written into our DNA.”
– Aletheia Luna

“An empath is capable of taking on the grief of another in order to lessen their suffering. In order to not be consumed with pain, an empath should have an outlet for that pain lest they lose themselves in feeling for others.”
– Donna Lynn Hope

“I thought perhaps she was crazy but she was only highly intuitive.”
– Carl Jung

“Being an empath is like seeing with the soul.”
– Dean Koontz

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.”
– Alfred Adler

“Highly sensitive people (empaths) suffer more but they also love harder, dream wider, and experience deeper horizons and bliss. When you’re sensitive, you’re alive in every sense of the word in this wildly beautiful world. Sensitivity is your strength. Keep soaking in the light, and spreading it to others.”
– Victoria Erickson

“As an empath, we are not here to be sponges or enablers. We are here to be helpers, guides, and supporters.”
– Aletheia Luna

“Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.”
– Marshall B. Rosenberg

“Empaths travel the path of the heart. They are driven by the desire for transcendental love, connection, passion, and service to others.”
– Sherrie Dillard

“The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”
– Bill Bullard

“Never underestimate the empowered empath. Our kindness and compassion are too often mistaken for weakness or naivety, while we are in fact highly calibrated human lie detectors…and fearless warriors for truth and justice.”
– Anthon St. Maarten

“When you’re deeply sensitive, love is ecstasy. Music is godlike. Heartache is a wide, somatic wound. Visual natural beauty is jewel-drenched, wild bliss. Tension and conflict are muscle tightening and toxic, straight down to the cells.”
– Victoria Erickson

“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.”
Unknown

“I may be sensitive, but that allows me to know exactly how you’re feeling, what you’re planning, and what your biggest fears are. So, don’t underestimate me.”
– Luna & Sol

“You cannot make everyone think and feel as deeply as you do. This is your tragedy as an empath. Because you understand them, but they do not understand you.”
– Daniel Saint

“Empaths have to be careful not to internalize others’ feelings, as this can cause them to feel anxious, sad, or even depressed. It can leave the empath feeling drained or exhausted. They must learn to set boundaries so as not to let toxic people drain them dry.”
– Donna G. Bourgeois

“If we could look into each other’s heart and understand the unique challenge s each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.”
Marvin J. Ashton

“The sad thing that many of us empaths don’t realize is that often our desire to heal others is a disguised cry for help for our own healing. Because many of us weren’t taught how to value or nurture ourselves at a young age, we tend to unconsciously seek out our own healing in the healing of others.”
– Mateo Sol

“Empaths have often been labeled as ‘overly sensitive’ and told to ‘get a thicker skin.’ As children and adults, we are shamed for our sensitivities rather than supported… But at this point in my life, I wouldn’t give up being an empath for anything. It lets me sense the secrets of the universe and know passion beyond my wildest dreams.”
Judith Orloff

“Be kinder to yourself, and then let your kindness flood the world.”
Pema Chodron

“Empaths should be treasured. They love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal, honest, and true. The simple things someone mean the most to them. They don’t need to change or harden. Their purity makes them who they really are.”
Unknown

“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.”
Brigitte Nicole

“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

“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person”
William Fritz

“Now, more than ever, our society is in need of sensitive and empathic people. Now, more than ever, the human race needs to go inwards and connect with the Soul again. As natural-born healers, intuitives, and mentors, it is not only our responsibility but also our destiny to help humanity heal.”
– Aletheia Luna

“Empaths process information about their environments-both physical and emotional-unusually deep. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss-another person’s shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly.”
Susan Cain

“Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of “you’re not alone”.”
Brene Brown

“Rather than fearfully shutting down your sensitivity, dive in deeper into all possible feelings. As you expand, keep only those who are not afraid of oceans.”
Victoria Erickson

“I’m not weak or a mess. I’m a deeply feeling person in a messy world. It takes strength to face and feel what few other people have the courage to acknowledge”
Luna & Sol

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.”
Alan Watts

“Empaths tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive. They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day.”
Susan Cain

“There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”
Henry David Thoreau

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Empathetic presence involves listening to someone’s pain with what I call the five A’s: Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, and Allowing.”
David Richo

“Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.”
Daniel H. Pink

“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.”
Oprah Winfrey

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a person nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

“Sensitivity isn’t being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom. I enjoy a lot of mystery.”
Jeff Buckley

“Empaths are sensitive individuals, very much in tune with what’s going on inside & outside of them. Awake empaths will distance themselves from you the moment they pick up a bad vibe. If you ever hurt them, they will withdraw themselves.”
Unknown

“I’m a passionate person; a lot is going on underneath my carousel of blazers: a cauldron of sensitivity and emotion.”
Sue Perkins

“You speak to me with words and I look at you with feelings”
Unknown

“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.”
Mohsin Hamid

“The agony of the empath is feeling their pain but being unable to save them from it.”
Donna Lynn Hope

“There’s nothing that inspires that deep sense of belonging like shared empathy!”
Brene Brown

“Empathy is the medicine the world needs.”
Judith Orloff

Hopefully, after reading through these empath quotes I’ve inspired you to either be more empathetic or to embrace your empathy and sensitivity. Because, at the end of the day, it’s the ability to see things from another person’s perspective and sympathize with another’s emotions that play an important role in our social lives(1).

Without empathy, I can’t even imagine how our entire world would look like.

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The 50 Most Inspiring Quotes For Highly Sensitive People And Empaths

Sometimes it is tough for us to put into words what we are feeling. Thankfully, there are awesome people out there who were able to put their feelings to words! In this post, we collected the 50 most inspiring quotes for empaths and highly sensitive people. So, are you ready to dive in? Let’s have a look at the quotes for highly sensitive people and empaths!

On the picture, there is a quote saying "Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck." This is a quote by Anthon St. Maarten

Quotes About Empathy

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” 

– Anthon St. Maarten

“The world needs them—the ones who absorb the emotions of others, which diminishes their pain and disquietude, and the world also uses them as a repository for confessions, secrets, grudges, and indignation. They will leave these uncommon and intuitive individuals feeling unburdened themselves while the unusual individual will be weighed down by having taken on those burdens in addition to their own. The world needs them, but what they need is something as aberrant as themselves, and that is silence, stillness, and rest.” – Donna Lynn Hope

“The sad thing that many of us empaths don’t realize is that often our desire to heal others is a disguised cry for help for our own healing. Because many of us weren’t taught how to value or nurture ourselves at a young age, we tend to unconsciously seek out our own healing in the healing of others.”  ― Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

“As empaths, our high level of sensitivity means that we are prone to feeling like eternal outsiders who are in the world but not quite of the world.”

― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

“Dear empath: You are a being of immense depth, wisdom, and compassion. You are a pioneer and trailblazer of humanity, a model for others on how to be sensitive and powerful. All the strength and love you need is already within you, waiting to be discovered.” ― Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing
 

Empath quote that says: “Dear empath: You are a being of immense depth, wisdom, and compassion. You are a pioneer and trailblazer of humanity, a model for others on how to be sensitive and powerful. All the strength and love you need is already within you, waiting to be discovered.” ― Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place. – Daniel H. Pink

“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself” – Mohsin Hamid

“Empathy is one of our greatest tools of business that is most underused”. – Daniel Lubetzky

“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life.” – Gary Zukav

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” – Emily Post

“If anyone was capable of understanding how someone else felt, it was Nancy. There weren’t as many layers between her and the world as there were with the rest of us. She had that rare ability of being able to stand in someone else’s shoes and get inside their skin.”  ― Renée Knight, Disclaimer

Quotes About Kindness

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

“It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.” – Carol Burnett

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

– Mother Theresa

“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Relying on the power of kindness is a sensitive undertaking. The challenge is to inspire people to be kind more often without tainting the selflessness that comes from doing something nice with no ulterior motive.” – Daniel Lubetzky

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

About Experiencing Life As A HSP And/Or Empath

I hate having to do small talk. I’d rather talk about deep subjects. I’d rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter.

– Ellen Degeneres

“Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave.” – Alanis Morissette

“I think recharging is important, absolutely. Every now and then, you need maybe a couple of weeks to just chill out and let your emotions balance themselves out a little bit.” – Malin Akerman

“I think that listening to music or creating music is a spiritual undertaking, so the process of creating music, you know, involves listening. It involves sensitivity, it involves humility, you know, and then also it’s something which is higher than words.”

– Matisyahu

“I don’t know if it’s because my sensitivity is through the roof, but I can’t stand contrived dialogue anymore.” – Jeff Baena

Quotes About Beauty From The Perspective Of A HSP Or Empath

You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.

– Tom Hanks

“No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.” – Shanina Shaik

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

“There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others.”

– Sarah McLachlan

“I am blessed with a funny gene that makes me enjoy life.” – Karan Patel

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” – Eleonora Duse

On the image, there is a quote which says: "I had always been a sensitive person with tons of little cracks and as strong and self-reliant as I could act, it took very little for someone to enter those cracks and hurt me." - Jacqueline Simon Gunn

About Feeling Deeply

Sensitivity isn’t being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom. I enjoy a lot of mystery.

– Jeff Buckley

“She had a very inconvenient heart. It always insisted on feeling things ever so deeply.”  – John Mark Green

“I had always been a sensitive person with tons of little cracks and as strong and self-reliant as I could act, it took very little for someone to enter those cracks and hurt me.”  ― Jacqueline Simon Gunn, Where You’ll Land

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” – Alan Watts

“I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.”

– Jessica Chastain

“I’m a romantic, and we romantics are more sensitive to the way people feel. We love more, and we hurt more. When we’re hurt, we hurt for a long time.” – Freddy Fender

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” – Roger Ebert

Quote for highly sensitive person: "I had always been a sensitive person with tons of little cracks and as strong and self-reliant as I could act, it took very little for someone to enter those cracks and hurt me.”  ― Jacqueline Simon Gunn, Where You'll Land

About Life And Growth

Sensitivity, awareness, and conflict – these have catalysed my creative growth. – Sobhita Dhulipapa

“The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, won’t you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. There are a million ways to be kind, amazing, fabulous, creative, bold, and interesting.” – Kerli

“I have no doubt in my mind that the new generation has a sense of unity and sensitivity that previous generations lacked. We are strong, and we are visionaries beyond just money.” – Barbie Ferreira

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply.” ― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

Quotes About Highly Sensitive People

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness; it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken; it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”  

~ Anthon St. Maarten

“Sensitive people care when the world doesn’t because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.”  ― Shannon L. Alder

“His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.” – Anne Bronte

“I’m a passionate person; there’s a lot going on underneath my carousel of blazers: a cauldron of sensitivity and emotion.” – Sue Perkins

“Introverts probably have a higher degree of sensitivity to outside stimulus and tend to back off. In your quiet shyness as a child, you end up with an accumulation of thoughts and ideas, building up big, imaginative worlds. You have to get it all out somehow, so it goes into your work.”

– Matt Bellamy

“I grew up weird – very sensitive and highly inhibited. I felt like I was born in the wrong time zone to the wrong people at the wrong place.” – Marla Gibbs

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“The word “empath” jumped up in my awareness a few years after I had already been in the States. When I first came across it, it felt so woo-woo and new-agey that the “normal” part of me balked at it. It was hard enough to own being a Highly Sensitive Person, words that had research backing them. But this empath thing, this was taking it even a step further. It veered off into ambiguous, questionable territory. In fact, when I had first stumbled across the word online, trying to find a way to understand a part of my sensitivity that being an HSP didn’t quite encapsulate, I hadn’t even thought that it could possibly have anything to do with me. But the more I listened to other people’s stories, the more I followed the breadcrumbs, the more it started feeling that although the words that people used to describe their empath experiences were foreign, what they were talking about was essentially my own experience. It was just that some of these people connected that experience to belief systems I didn’t always resonate with while some others wrapped up the word in explanations that felt like the making up of a false story. But slowly, I could see that at the heart of it, beyond the cloak of words, beyond the different interpretations that people gave, our experiences felt similar. Like these so-called empaths, I often felt flooded with other people’s feelings. Their curiosity, worry and frustration jumped out at me. This often made me feel like I was walking through emotional minefields or collecting new feelings like you would collect scraps of paper. Going back to India after moving to the States, each time, I was stuck by how much all the little daily interactions, packed tightly in one day, which were part of my parents’ Delhi household, affected me energetically. Living in suburban America, I had often found the quiet too much. Then, I had thought nostalgically about India. Weeks could pass here without anyone so much as ringing the bell to our house. But it seemed like I had conveniently forgotten the other side of the story, forgotten how overstimulating Delhi had always been for me. There was, of course, the familiar sensory overload all around -- the continuous honking of horns, the laborers working noisily in the house next door, the continuous ringing of the bell as different people came and went -- the dhobi taking the clothes for ironing, the koodawalla come to pick up the daily trash, the delivery boy delivering groceries from the neighborhood kiraana store. But apart from these interruptions, inconveniences and overstimulations, there was also something more. In Delhi, every day, more lives touched mine in a day than they did in weeks in America. Going back, I could see, clearly for the first time, how much this sensory overload cost me and how much other people’s feelings leaked into mine, so much so that I almost felt them in my body. I could see that the koodawalla, the one I had always liked, the one from some kind of a “lower caste,” had changed in these past few years. He was angry now, unlike the calm resignation, almost acceptance he had carried inside him before. His anger seemed to jump out at me, as if he thought I was part of a whole tribe of people who had kept people like him down for years, who had relegated him to this lower caste, who had only given him the permission to do “dirty,” degrading work, like collecting the trash.”
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“The word “empath” jumped up in my awareness a few years after I had already been in the States. When I first came across it, it felt so woo-woo and new-agey that the “normal” part of me balked at it. It was hard enough to own being a Highly Sensitive Person, words that had research backing them. But this empath thing, this was taking it even a step further. It veered off into ambiguous, questionable territory.  In fact, when I had first stumbled across the word online, trying to find a way to understand a part of my sensitivity that being an HSP didn’t quite encapsulate, I hadn’t even thought that it could possibly have anything to do with me. But the more I listened to other people’s stories, the more I followed the breadcrumbs, the more it started feeling that although the words that people used to describe their empath experiences were foreign, what they were talking about was essentially my own experience. It was just that some of these people connected that experience to belief systems I didn’t always resonate with while some others wrapped up the word in explanations that felt like the making up of a false story. But slowly, I could see that at the heart of it, beyond the cloak of words, beyond the different interpretations that people gave, our experiences felt similar. Like these so-called empaths, I often felt flooded with other people’s feelings. Their curiosity, worry and frustration jumped out at me. This often made me feel like I was walking through emotional minefields or collecting new feelings like you would collect scraps of paper. Going back to India after moving to the States, each time, I was stuck by how much all the little daily interactions, packed tightly in one day, which were part of my parents’ Delhi household, affected me energetically. Living in suburban America, I had often found the quiet too much. Then, I had thought nostalgically about India. Weeks could pass here without anyone so much as ringing the bell to our house. But it seemed like I had conveniently forgotten the other side of the story, forgotten how overstimulating Delhi had always been for me.  There was, of course, the familiar sensory overload all around -- the continuous honking of horns, the laborers working noisily in the house next door, the continuous ringing of the bell as different people came and went -- the dhobi taking the clothes for ironing, the koodawalla come to pick up the daily trash, the delivery boy delivering groceries from the neighborhood kiraana store. But apart from these interruptions, inconveniences and overstimulations, there was also something more. In Delhi, every day, more lives touched mine in a day than they did in weeks in America. Going back, I could see, clearly for the first time, how much this sensory overload cost me and how much other people’s feelings leaked into mine, so much so that I almost felt them in my body. I could see that the koodawalla, the one I had always liked, the one from some kind of a “lower caste,” had changed in these past few years. He was angry now, unlike the calm resignation, almost acceptance he had carried inside him before. His anger seemed to jump out at me, as if he thought I was part of a whole tribe of people who had kept people like him down for years, who had relegated him to this lower caste, who had only given him the permission to do “dirty,” degrading work, like collecting the trash.”
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