I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

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    Why Love Hurts (2)

    How do we avoid pain? First, we have to understand what true love is. Understanding love is not easy. It takes faith, maturity and acceptance. It took me 34 years to finally understand what love is. Because true love is not what most of us think it is. When you fall in love, you...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 23, 2013

    Compassion For Others.

    We all get hurt in some way or another... so we should look out for one another always. Love one another, care deeply for one another and make the world a better place.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2013

    This Is Really A Topic?

    Really , we have to sort out this one ? What are we a room full of sociopaths ?
    Suzi504 Suzi504
    36-40, F
    Nov 23, 2013

    A Ten Words Story

    Tragedy in our lives gives us the ability to communicate. SEAL, The Voice.
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    Apr 13, 2013

    A Fourteen Words Story

    Encouraging people to be positive is a very good thing, but only when appropriate.
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2013


    Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Mar 28, 2013

    So much so that my heart starts hurtin'

    and my eyes start wellin' with tears !!!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2014
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Mar 10, 2013

    Never Lose Heart!

      This song was brought to my attention by a very good friend on EP,it is an old and beautiful song that I just had to share,as it has so much meaning and truth in it and will comfort and console many as it consoled and comforted me.And that other song too,will I hope comfort...
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2013


    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2013

    For me, it's hard not to put myself in their

    shoes. It would be nice if more people would do that. It's almost like I can feel their pain with them.
    digitaloverload digitaloverload
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 24, 2015

    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2013

    Be There

    You have to be there for people if you want them to be there for you. Even someone you dont know. Some times by helping some one you dont know, you end up making a great friend. So often people who have alot of family and friends take people for granted. If for no other reason...
    gumbone gumbone
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

    I feel empathy at times

    for people who are hurt... but then realised that same people take your empathy in a wrong sense and in the end you feel wierdly irritated... for trying to feel that...
    tomharryasia tomharryasia
    31-35, M
    Mar 29, 2016

    Bring A Little Love.

    A saintly man was asked by his priest to go to a nearby town, and help the people there solve their many problems, and improve their lives. The man was afraid of the task. "I have so may weaknesses,such limited knowledge,"he said. "How can I help others?" The priest smiled...
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2013

    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2013

    Power Of Time...

    When A Bird is Alive.. It Eats Worms.. When the Bird has Died.. Worms Eat it.. 1 Tree can be Made into a Million Matchsticks.. But only 1 Matchstick can BURN A Million TREES! Circumstances Can CHANGE at ANYTIME.. Don't DEVALUE or HURT Anyone in This LIFE.. YOU May be...
    Pm227 Pm227
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2013

    I don't cry much when something happens to me,

    but if I see someone else cry, I can't help but cry with them. sometimes its embarrassing.
    HiddenAway4Now HiddenAway4Now
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2013

    Shocking And Personal

    I do feel the pain, emotional and mental. Another's fear or sadness.  Actually it can keep me awake even make me sick at heart. Being supportive of another helps them..it helps me to move forward and away. Eventually someone will connect with me and here we go again. Simply...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2013

    If you're in Northern New Jersey

    and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup is June 10 in Fairlawn, NJ and over 10 people have RSVPed. Why should you join our group? So that you can connect with similar...
    Roxvox Roxvox
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    i honestly am gonna stop thinking about my needs

    and wants in this life anymore. im done with it because when we have high expectations of ourselves and when we dont meet them or things dont go our way we get severly disappointed. im gonna start a new day, new life challenge. i gonna start being their for anyone who needs...
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch
    26-30, F
    May 24, 2015

    I just hate seeing someone sad

    and upset. It breaks my heart each and every time. Usually if I see someone sad and upset I do what ever I can to cheer them up. I know I can't help everyone, but that doesn't mean I can't try. I hate seeing people get made fun of, I hate seeing people get judged for their...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto
    16-17, M
    Feb 6, 2016

    Why Love Hurts

    A facilitator once put a large white paper on the floor with handwritten curves lines (see photo). He then asked four people to stand on each side. “What do you see?” the facilitator asked. One participant said he could see an “M”. The second participant said she could...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 23, 2013

    I Love This Song By Cold Play

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=glgcrst_nnM And I hope you love it too!
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    I get that taste and feeling in my throat.

    Like being chocked. Eyes tear up. Can't stand for anyone to hurt.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 7, 2015

    I once was married 9 years to a drug addict

    alcoholic who blatantly refused help..I tried desperately to help him, until I heard this quote from a professional nurse. Swim for the shore or drown with him. I swam and lived, he stayed and drowned..I now know I would have most definitely drowned with him.
    cinnamonrose cinnamonrose
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2014


    Have I forgotten to learn from the people around me? In my quest for objectivity,am I closing myself off? Have I stopped listening? Any human being has the potential of being an enriching moment, or an empty gesture. It is our choice that makes the difference. I will try today to...
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    Empathy ?

    Funny I saw this Group here and just a few days ago brought up the word Empathy with a virtual friend I have online. She did not really give a clear response but I she fully understood the concept of what I was saying based on our discussions but didn't open up on the subject...
    UkToday UkToday
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Mar 31, 2013
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