We’re not in control of what others are here to learn

We’re all on our own path. ⁣⁣

As HSPs and Empaths we feel more deeply and are more intuitive with the feelings and actions of those around us. ⁣⁣This can leave us feeling frustrated, irritated, and hurt by the actions of those close to us, as we try to make sense of their choices.⁣⁣

Learning to cultivate a witness mind frees us from the attachments of judgement and critiques of another’s journey. ⁣⁣It’s rarely easy and is often a painful adjustment to our way of thinking. ⁣⁣But the reward of simply noticing and watching in mindful presence in support of someone we care for is one of the healthiest ways to cultivate mutual love and compassion.

⁣⁣This can be especially painful if you love someone who struggles with addiction. As some who lost a parent to prescription drug addiction I speak from experience. That’s a story for another day…

⁣⁣We cannot force anyone to walk the path we want them to- no matter how much we love them. ⁣⁣

“No one saves us but ourselves.

No one can and no one may.

We ourselves must walk the path.” ⁣⁣

– Buddha

Sending much love to all of my HSP & Empath friends today who love someone that is struggling with the pain of addiction. 

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