Re: Accepting One's Self
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:32 pm
T.A.O.L. wrote:I know I probably won't get a reply on this but there is something I've been wondering about.
They say from people whom are empathic or highly sensitive how they take on other peoples emotions and such as their own and the mainstream idea goes that one has to shield themselves from them or block the ability to do so.
Now of course this is unnatural.
But it is not entirely what I wanted to write/ask about.
There have been times where I took on the rythm of other people and it seems I still do, but the clearest example I can think of is when I was in a dancing class and I had to partner up with someone. It was like despite it was not my rythm or speed, it was theirs, and for some reason I just went along and could keep up from the moment the music started.
Now I am sure this has can be a good thing, but, on my own, I wonder, what would I be like if I was alone and didn't have these outside influences all the time?
It seems quite easy to pick up on the less positive things around me, and my day just doesn't go like I want it to half of the time. I suspect it has to do with those that surround me, so I was wondering, how can I stick to myself, without being so influenced by other things from other people?
I figured maybe someone here has a tip for me?
I think this happens to people who have a strong influence of a mutable sign. The mutable signs are Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces.
I know that feels uncomfortable. I've been there myself sometimes, too. Such as when ordering food with friends and end up agreeing with whatever they want to order, even though you would order something else. Just to cite a simple example.
I think this naturally reverts as we strengthen our will. The will is naturally strengthened with power meditations, especially void meditation and meditations that stimulate and empower the solar chakra.
But you could also take a moment to think of what things you enjoy the most yourself. What kind of things appeal to you to where you could enjoy doing them alone, independently of anyone's influence. What food you enjoy the most, what places you could go alone, etc. The more you do and cultivate these things, this self-enjoyment and such, with no outside influences, the more your personality will be strengthened.
Hope I got your question right.