Remember to be compassionate with yourself.
Judith Orloff, M.D. – The Empath’s Survival Guide
Sensitive people always find it easier to be compassionate to others than to themselves. However, as difficult as it is, my guest this week believes that those who are very empathetic are the new pioneers and must develop self compassion.
Dr. Judith Orloff is a leader in the field of psychiatry that is dedicated to the most sensitive amongst us. She also passionately believes that we ALL have the power to transform our negative emotions and achieve inner peace.
In our conversation this week we explore how empathy is a key to human survival but how some people are so empathetic that they forget about their own health. (Click here for times and channels in your area)
All of us fall somewhere on the empathetic spectrum and Dr. Orloff embraces that but gives a heads up on how to deal with it.
To become whole I had to embrace my sensitivities, not run from them.
I find that much in our emotional life needs to be embraced rather than feared. We often do not see our own values and we can end up short changing ourselves and our loved ones. As Dr. Orloff writes: “A sacred responsibility comes with our sensitivities, which demand more of us than simply retreating into isolation.”
Enjoy our conversation and be sure to share it with all the beautiful empaths in your life,