February 17, 2013

Why Too Much Empathy or Compassion is Harmful

Here are two articles on why the ego is responsible for much of what we call sympathy that lead us to empathic overload. 

1. Adopting the pain of others in such global events – when you were not directly or even indirectly touched by those events, except to read about it or watch the video footage on the news - is, at best, futile, but it can also be very damaging to a person’s mental well-being… Read More . . .

2. When an event occurs—such as the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut--that gets nationwide attention, it creates a huge, negative pool of energy in the collective consciousness of humanity. People respond with all kinds of emotions from anger at the perpetrator to sympathy for the victims.
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