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.