posted on Jul, 10 2003 @ 01:45 PM
I haven't read the other replies, and since I'll be posting personally (like I always do) then I doubt I'm making a repeat.
What you feel *is* normal..don't let anyone try to tell you it isn't..it's normal but not all people have this ability, so alot of folks might say
you have a problem, because they don't share it and can't grasp it. We aren't empathetic all the time, but seems that there are phases where we
just feel empathy for all people, even people on talk shows or wherever. Your grocery clerk, your mechanic, or even a passing stranger on the
Something stops us from our daily *routine* and an overwhelming sensation goes right through you, like someones just momentarily walked into your
body, or you theirs. It seems like it lasts forever, yet it may only be a split second, but because it's not your own, per say, it feels like an
eternity, that you are bombarded with someone elses emotion, thoughts, or feelings.
I don't know why this happens, and really don't care to at this moment. I don't usually tell people, but don't care that I've shared it here, at
this moment..Something just tells me to and that's that..Some people have maybe one or two empathetic moments in their entire lifetime, and some
continue to have them throughout their lifetime, either in phases or something triggers it?? Don't really know for sure. But there is nothing wrong
with those who do, and nothing wrong with those who don't. Just one of those things we might need later on down the line, so we may not fully
understand it's capacity yet. However, I have had it for many years and have learned *somewhat* to tune it out so it doesn't over run my own
thoughts or life..AND sometimes, I think if you are capable of this, it helps to talk to the one you've felt this from, even if for a brief moment
and even if it has nothing to do with what you've picked up from them..I have found this to have some great benefits over the years..not only for
you, but for the person involved.
Any more questions or thoughts about this would be fine and you could also send a U2 to me, if you'd rather everyone else not read what you