Just the sight of a homeless person can fill an Empath with sadness, as they faintly perceive the cold, hunger and loneliness that many of these people feel. The thought of constantly being brought down by feeling the sadness and despair of other people can be depressing for the uninitiated Empath and becomes quite a drain on the unexperienced. The answer to this dilemma is simple, in fact it isn't really a dilemma at all. Empaths are meant to feel the pain of others. Deal with it. Experiencing pain is a part of life. Chances are you have experienced pain, and when you did you called a friend or talked to your parents. Feeling another's sorrow through their universal connection to you is the exact same concept. Except the foundation for comfort isn't from a specific source, it is from the universal connection. You and that person unconsciously become linked in the vast chain of spiritual brotherhood. But one of the things that he and his fellow captors realised while they were there was that they still had a certain level of control. The Germans had enormous power over them but there was one thing that they couldn't do and that was to take away the captives' ability and freedom to choose how they responded to any given situation. You can't always determine what happens to you, but you can always decide how you respond. If someone says something to you or someone does something that you don't approve of, you can choose how you react. We do it all the time. I remember being a teenager walking the streets of my small hometown, Portlaoise, in the pelting rain one grey and dark evening. I was engaged in my usual rant inside my head, grumbling to myself, complaining about everything, and then I had a moment of realisation, an epiphany. It occurred to me that all of that internal ranting takes up too much time and energy. It is such a waste of what could be valuable thinking time so I said `f**k it' and decided to stop doing it from that moment onward. The Power of Negative Focus
So they can simply hide out in the cells and reproduce, while sending your defense system off on a wild goose chase. Smart little buggers. But much as I respect them, when they are infecting people and causing problems, it's time to get rid of them. So, with the Th1 response being suppressed, people can no longer keep old infections dormant. You then can see jailbreaks of a number of different viruses. This is commonly seen even in healthy people who get shingles. In that situation, the chickenpox virus from their childhood makes a jailbreak out of just one single nerve cell. In fibromyalgia, these jailbreaks can occur throughout the body. This is called viral reactivation. Current research is suggesting that the key infections involved would be enterovirus (eg, Coxsackie), Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex 1 (which causes cold sores on the lips), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). I learned from those regrets, and I've grown. Those regrets make me think harder about the choices I make today, because I want as few regrets as possible for the rest of my life. Here's the bottom line: You minimize regret tomorrow by doing hard things today. Because You Were Designed to Achieve Your Potential One of the greatest experiences humans can have is to know they are reaching their potential in some area of life. Olympic athletes who train and push at incredible levels for many years have peak experiences when they win, experiences that most of us can't imagine. Part of their exhilaration comes from knowing that they are doing what they were designed to do, and at the highest level possible. Like these elite athletes, you'll seldom be more exhilarated than when you realize you have maximized your potential in some important area. Some time ago, I began coaching the members of a family-owned business. They were particularly concerned about a young man, a family member, who seemed like Mr.
When you share in the experience of someone's pain you take away a little bit of their burden and shed a little light onto humanity. You become a friend to someone in need. You become a hero. You become a true Empath. Identifying Characteristics of Empath Because there is no universally held definition for the word empath, full agreement on a list of identifying characteristics is also lacking. There is a wide range of indications, some of which may be considered diagnostic according to one school of thought and not to others. We will therefore discuss three sets of indications: one for high empathy, one for hyper-empathy, and one for extra-normal empathy. Range of Indications High Empathy (HSP) Every time you send a negative thought through your mind you make yourself feel bad. That may sound obvious, but the reality is that what you are doing is building up toxic chemicals in your body. I'm sure you want to live longer, you want to be healthier and happier - well grumbling and moaning to yourself is not the way. Life's too important to be giving yourself a hard time. If you stop for a moment and think about all the problems in your day, you might discover that many of them were built inside your head. Some of us approach our day negatively from the outset: everybody knows what I'm like if I haven't had my cornflakes, if I haven't had my coffee, if I don't get a good night's sleep, if I am woken up too early etc In other words we get up in the morning with the contract pre-written and agreed. If this doesn't happen then I'm going to feel this way and if that does happen then I won't feel the other way. This article demonstrates how to end this damaging negative thought process for good. The God Complex We human beings like to feel that we're right.
Interestingly, HSV-2 (genital herpes) does not seem to be a key player, although some people will flare their CFS/FMS when they get outbreaks. In these cases, the person should be on 500 to 1,000 milligrams of valganciclovir (Valcyte) a night over the long term. Suppression with lysine is not a good idea because it can cause drops in growth hormone. Another problem when the Th2 system becomes overactive is that the Th1 response can no longer keep fungal infections, especially candida, in check. This puts a major strain on the immune system. Candida is also known to inhibit Th1 response as a survival strategy, making the Th1 deficit worse. The only defense that the body has left against these intracellular infections is RNase L. RNase L does not kill these infections, but it stops them from reproducing while it waits for Th1 defenses to come and kill them. And waits . And waits . Potential but had so far produced no tangible results. He was smart and had great people skills. He was being groomed to help take over the company -- but among the family's concerns was that Mr. Potential suffered from the disease of entitlement. He didn't have a severe case, maybe a three on a scale of ten, but the illness affected him enough to make him undisciplined, rob him of follow-through skills, and keep him unfocused. His entitlement had told him, You're a good guy with unlimited potential, and that should be enough. But it wasn't enough. The company could not depend on him to fulfill his potential. He just didn't have the required performance. When I discussed it with him in a family meeting, he grew defensive and immediately wanted to disengage.
The ability to anticipate or read others' feelings and emotions - this is an indication of the cognitive aspect of empathy. It includes observation of ordinary sensory cues and interpretation of those cues through the lens of one's own past experience. The capacity or quality of sharing others' emotions - this is an indication of the emotional aspect of empathy. In includes an instinctive reaction to ordinary sensory cues, in which the observer actually feels for the observed. Hyper-empathy (HSP +) The ability to sense others' feelings and emotions directly in the absence of ordinary sensory cues. This means that it is not necessary to see tears or hear crying or to make observations of any kind at all in order to know that another person is sad. By some unknown, extraordinary sensory development, you just know. The inability to screen or separate from others' emotions. Because of the very low sensitivity threshold of a hyper-empathetic person, it can be difficult for him or her to screen or separate from the feelings and emotions of others. This is what I call our God Complex. Psychologists call this a `self-serving bias'. Not only are we right but we believe that we can do no wrong either. We like this sense of certainty. It gives us a feeling of control over our world. However, your God Complex doesn't work in your favour all of the time. Take the example of having an argument with someone - a partner, brother, sister, friend or work colleague. Whatever the outcome of the argument, whether or not you did the right thing and made up, the question is this: Did you in your heart of hearts believe that they were at least partially in the wrong? Of course you may not have thought that you were totally and completely in the right, but for the most part you did feel that you were right, if you really think about it deep down. That's the way it works.