Filled with curiosity. That has always been one of my defining characteristics. I can never remember not being curious. Especially about people. About the human condition and about our place in the world. Which makes sense. Empaths will sense emotion intuitively and try to come to an understanding of how that emotion gets played out in the world.
Music has been one of my ways to feel and feed my emotional curiosity. Through listening to music, we can connect with stories of those who we wouldn’t meet in our daily lives but with whom we may share a profound connection. Lyrics accompanied by instrumental emotion tell the story of us. Sometimes on a small, personal stage.
“I’ve felt you coming girl, as you drew near
I knew you’d find me, cause I longed you here
Are you my desitiny? Is this how you’ll appear?”
Sometimes on a grander one.
“Out of sorrow entire worlds have been built
Out of longing great wonders have been willed”
Song comes from my favorite well of emotion in music, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Song is “Are You the One That I’ve Been Waiting For?”
I find that the Arts – music, books, films, shows, art – open our hearts to others and explain what drives people emotionally under such a wide range of situations. That’s why these realms provide catharsis for us. Again and again.
The Arts make us wonder about people. Nature makes us wonder about how we are connected in the bigger picture. The beauty and awe that nature emotes from us is healing to our souls. Nature is where our senses and emotions collide. Nature photography combines art with nature. A photograph shows us things we may not otherwise have seen and may make us feel things that we would not otherwise have felt. Which leads us to wonder even more…
I will close with a quote about empaths from the Power of Positivity website from the post “6 Things An Empath Does Differently.”
“THEY LOOK AT THE WORLD WITH WONDER AND CURIOSITY.
Empathic people are learners by nature. They maintain their sense of wonder and curiosity from childhood that most of us grow out of when we become adults. They are naturally inquisitive and ask questions without judgment purely to learn and feel the experiences of others.”