Very Sensitive to Thoughts and Energy Around Me


Hi, I’m a empathic person and I didn’t knew it cause I always thought I had problems with me and I always tried to fit myself where I didn’t belong until I got hurt by doing good for people. I am highly sensitive and have ability to sense what people around them are thinking and feeling also I feel excited and happy if my surroundings is happy otherwise I can feel their pain and I feel drained. I have no idea what should I do cause everyone hurts me even tho I do good to them and they use me.

—sailesh, Nepal


Dear Sailesh,

I encourage you to strengthen your aura, your energy field around you, and to learn to live from your center. As you describe it, your aura has become quite permeable to others’ thoughts and feelings and you have lost centeredness in yourself, a bit like a leaky bucket. You are a child of God and rightful heir to all the blessings and energy that is His. Seal the holes in your bucket that it may be filled with peace.

We seal the holes by not looking outside to other people and circumstances for fulfillment but by looking within. Never define yourself by what others do or say around you. Instead, when looking at others, see God in them as well. An infinite source of divine energy flows into and through you when you open the spigot, and the bucket becomes filled with divine peace, love and joy. Then you are able to serve others, not by draining your own energy, but by drawing on this infinite source to give to them. As this energy flows through you to others you are also blessed and energized by it.

Happiness comes because we have tuned into Divine Joy rather than outer circumstances. Meditation helps greatly to attune to this infinite source of happiness. If you have a meditation practice, I encourage you to deepen it. If possible, connect with others who also meditate to support your efforts. If you would like to learn to meditate with instruction from long time meditators, using time-tested meditation techniques, progressing through the course with a group of like-minded people who are very supportive of one another as they seek this Infinite Presence, then you might like to take a look at our online course in meditation which is very popular. A new course starts monthly. You can check out this resource here.

Many blessings,
Nayaswami Mukti