Letting go of things that bottle up inside may be a lot easier to say than actually do. Whether or not you are a sensitive person or a person who easily responds to other peoples energy or feelings perhaps you may want to keep reading. Meditation is not only really effective but also it’s healthy for your mind and body and soul to reconnect and align its self to one be present with the heart chakra it’s always healthier for our hearts to find ways to let go of the past.
Empathy Vs Sympathy- Know the difference
What a lot of people don’t realize is that we are programmed to feel for others. We were brought up to mimic the behaviours which left us feeling happy or sad and this could be from our parents or perhaps being in front of too much television during childhood. This also can be body language to easily switch our emotions to what we think is right or wrong. We have been temperamentally trained by our parents to find an emotion which reaction suits best.
We leave our home every day to interact with other people which shift our energy and focus. We call this EMPATHY we are programmed to mirror others emotions in the science world this is called mirror neurons we human being tend to mirror the actions of others.
To sum up the differences between the most commonly used meanings of these two terms: sympathy is feeling compassion, sorrow, or pity for the hardships that another person encounters, while empathy is putting yourself in the shoes of another.
Let go of Shame or Guilt
Many of us have a hard time of letting go of significant moments in our lives. Some of these experiences can provide us with benefits and some of these moments can leave us emotionally impaired. It’s important to put attention on what words we say to yourself as this is could relate to feeling shameful or guilty. Thoughts can be self-inducing or self-inflicting. Know that shame and guilt are two different emotions so two different thought patterns happen. Shame has you feeling wrongful or against social morale where guilt has you feeling aware of dishonour, not ready or improper. Thoughts of “I should of or I am” (ugly, failing, not worth because…) impact us in many ways as these can lead to patterns of thoughts and layers of negative cycles in the mind. We sometimes get caught up in living up to others expectations such more materials, time for our loved ones, and of course money. Click below to learn more about words that create shame and guilt. Words like “I could, I will, I am” give us better layers in the mind. Once we let go of the words that hurt us, we can choose to fill the void with words that serve our dharma or life’s purpose.
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Many of our feelings are simple reactions to specific events that we perceive as pleasant or unpleasant. After the event is over, the related feeling usually fades away. We can easily see that our emotions are fleeting and impermanent.
Know your Energy Vampires
What is an energy Vampires? The first time I heard this term was when my boss recommended a book called the Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon. This was a unique term as I felt that I was in front of an energy bus already and that this was myself. I will write another blog about this experience of mine, for now, I will move we will stick to discovering the ones in your environment. Sometimes you drain your own energy vs refuel or restore. Usually, energy vampires are people that are toxic either to themselves or others. When an energy vampire is around immediately others can sense a dark pattern of negativity.
Read here to learn how to spot them and deal with them. https://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/traits-of-an-energy-vampire-how-to-recognize-one/
Blow off Steam
Just like a train rails down the track and blows off steams as it uses an abundant use of energy your body must do the same. Force is happening and its physical force of emotion and movement. Staying angry or upset does not usually leave someone focused or secure. It’s best to do something different to get you back to a natural state of being so that you can focus on your goals and tasks.
Go for a run, perhaps some cardio could balance your mindset to focus on one thing at a time.
Watch something funny, something that will get you laughing again and in the right mood to solve any problem
Move away from a situation, do yourself a favour and connect with nature again go for a hike, or enjoy the beauty of nature
Stretch the body as it could be yoga or it could be some stretches you remember from high school, take deep breaths when stretching as this allows you to realign your focus and emotion. Yoga is a great way to balance your breath and emotion.