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This post is for you, the empath, the one who feels so deeply and sometimes doesn’t know if your gift is a blessing or a curse. May this post help, and perhaps shed a different view onto your unique gift. May it let it sigh with gratitude and a better understanding. You are blessed.

So what about it? Opinions…we all got one and who is to say one is right over the other? I guess it comes down to…well, opinions and how YOU feel about something.

In an opinion/quote by Bill Bullard he says that the opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.

I applaud you if you are able to do this. Sure it’s painful sometimes and you absorb a lot of negative energy, but you can also learn to protect yourself and disconnect from that energy. Have you ever encountered someone, it seemed impossible that they could suspend their ego and how did you feel about it?


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

19 thoughts on “Opinions

  1. Interesting topic, Rhapsody.
    I have met many people, who never developed any kind of empathy. By experience, I do my best to stay away from them, just like I prefer stay away from souls without any kind of humor. Not always with success, but I learn and try not to repeat.
    I hope, that you are feeling good, dear friend ❤

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      1. Maybe you are right and while many people seem self centered, lacking empathy and compassion for the next person, the empaths are very much alive, although perhaps becoming a dying breed and the minority.

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  2. I think the greatest challenge, is to learn from people with different views to our own. Empathy and compassion (it’s forbear), develop when we try to understand and balance negative and positive forces. They are the polar opposites but we need both to create perspective and learn why they are necessary. The whole universe hangs together in the delicate balance of opposites attracting each other, for without one, the other cannot exist. The Web of life is built upon these principles. We can learn from everything. Acceptance of that which we do not agree with, creates balance and harmony in the middle of disharmonious states.

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  3. Robert Hare suggests that 1% of Americans are psychopathic and he may well be correct having delt with so many. I don’t believe in a dying breed concept , human nature is amazingly stable over thousands of years . Interestingly psychopaths have a different brain scan .

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  4. Very true but I have led a pretty mundane existence , not without the trials and tribulations common to most men but nothing exceptional . Mind you sometimes I seem to have broken through more by luck than judgement.

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