Whether you are believe in energy and empathic abilities or not, this advice is a great way to asses your own emotional capacity and involvement.
A Survival Guide for Highly Sensitive People
A Jedi is open to the feelings of others, but is not dependent on or tangled in those feelings. When you are close to someone it is tempting to remove all barriers, to be totally open with them. But openness and honesty are different from dependence. To truly be effective and true Jedi, we need to be independent and in control of our identities and feelings. We can be deeply in touch with other people we love, but cannot be ruled or overwhelmed by their feelings.
Growing up empathic, that is to say, easily swamped by the intensity of the feelings and emotions of people around me, was difficult. It made it difficult to understand who I was, and make choices for myself with a clear mind. It was only when I began to walk the Jedi path and slowly started to understand the meaning of “There is no emotion, there is peace” that I was able to learn to control my feelings and reactions.
If this article resonates with you, and you would like further advice on empathy, both energetically or just normally, please feel free to contact me through the contact form on the site. My door is always open.
May the Force be with You.
-Katie Mock/Kai-An Tatok