Empathic people are born “that way”. We can’t choose if we are born with a high, often painful, degree of empathy for others and the world. We see pain, we internalize it, we feel it, we fret over it, we end up hurting ourselves in the long run. We know something isn’t right here, but until recently, we didn’t know empathy is also a call to action — a remedy for a world full of ills.
Empathy can also be learned, or re-learned, though, as it is our normal human state and during the shedding of the ego process, hypothetically, anyone can access their true nature once again. That may be difficult to believe once you have taken off the rose-colored glasses and seen the degrees of narcissism we are dealing with on this planet. Thanks to our monkey brain remnants, vanity and self-protection, we’ve been told, are essential to our survival here. Want to get by? You better make sure you are liked, successful, and fit in.
So an empath tries to skate by, or fly under the radar most of their lives — not feeling entirely sure of their purpose here, or what they can do to make things better. They are but one person in a sea of cut-throat actors playing a part. One day, if they are lucky, they begin to piece together all of their life experiences, observations, and feelings about life and Earth. They begin to awaken out of the cognitive dissonance that has kept them small and quiet, unsure of themselves and what is truly transpiring. They begin to trust themselves enough to see clearly.
You see, the awakening process is only the start. After you have awakened, you then begin the process of healing old wounds via learning your life lessons. When you do, you realize you have the power you have never been naturally bestowed. You realize you have a mission here — and this transcends doing “good” deeds to help others. You realize you want to commit to this purpose no matter the external pressures or consequences. You see that the real purpose of empathy is not just about spreading loving kindness. The true purpose is to help ensure the survival of the species. And this, you will learn, is your reason for being here at this time.
Empathy is not just a feeling or high degree of care and concern for others. It is a method for preserving the planet’s natural resources and ecology, and teaching and engaging in animal-first, plant-first, water-first, air-first, and human-first ideologies in order to ensure our survival. In other words, empathy is in direct contradiction to entropy. Entropy is the decay and destruction that occurs when there is no purposeful plan, no central goal, no agreed upon desired outcome. Entropy is full of chaos, selfishness, confusion, and desolation. Entropy can only exist when a majority of people are not engaged in empathy because empathy naturally prevents entropy. Narcissism and the cut throat survival-of-the-fittest monkey brain tactics are the physical manifestation of entropy. Empathy, that is, acting from your higher self rather than your animalistic brain, naturally halts such destruction.
When you understand the cause and effect of your behavior, you are less likely to harm and destroy. You are more likely to understand what will be damaged or lost as a result of personal choices — even if it does not directly benefit you. You are more likely to show forethought and planning in order to reach a goal that can benefit everyone, not just one person — or a few “chosen” people. You will care about the wounding you inflict on others because you know that hurt people hurt others, and if we want to stop cycles of pain, loss, and disease, we have to stop hurting each other. If we are all hurt, there is no one to stop the cycles of entropy; at least, not without a monumental effort first.
The function of empathy is not just interpersonal peace, equality, and understanding. The function is world peace and world preservation. An ego-driven brain will only ever consider its immediate needs — things that bring it clout, money, “friends”, and power. As such, we will continue to live in an imperfect, slowly decaying world. People being sickened, animals dying, plants being edged out of their habitats, water and air polluted — all in an effort to make money, have industrial needs met, and show who is bigger and badder in the ways of commerce; bigger in badder in the ability to show off to friends and family what one has acquired in their time here.
Empaths, please hear me when I say this: you are not just here to feel. You are here to do. To show there is another way. To call out evil when you see it, not as a personal affront, but as a means of helping to preserve the planet and its species. If some people decide they don’t like you because you can no longer appease their ego, if you have to shake up some egos in the process, well, isn’t that worth it?