Why have I collected empath quotes to help you to cultivate inner power?

Because one of the questions I hear the most is:

How do I not let other people’s negativity affect me? 

As an empath, I’ve often felt like an outcast for being the most sensitive and highly intuitive person in the room. 

We see things others don’t see, feel things others don’t feel and we can end up feeling lonely when we don’t feel like we can share our most vulnerable and authentic selves with others. 

We carry fear and shame for feeling so intensely and we worry that other people won’t accept us when they find out the real us.

But this shame makes us withdraw from others and it fuels more loneliness.

I struggled with this for a long time….

Honouring your empathic nature

After delving into shadow work and loving and appreciating all the parts of me, I started to honour my empathic nature. 

Instead of trying to diminish myself to “fit in” or get disappointed when I don’t get the love I want in return, I chose to invest my time and energy into the right people. 

Because it’s not that we love too intensely, it’s that we are spending our time loving the wrong people. So how can we focus more of our energy on the right people?

An insight I’ve had recently is that I thrive in smaller and intimate environments. 

I like being surrounded by healers, mystics and sages who are trauma informed and are naturally kind and compassionate. When I’m with others who “get me” there is less conflict, less confusion and less misunderstanding. 

I feel more relaxed and at ease, because I don’t need to explain myself and I can just be me.

Focus less on lack and more on abundance

As an empath, I’ve been the emotional service station for friends; picking up on other friend’s feelings before they voice them and being the emotional punch bag when others need to vent.

But when I’ve needed someone there, I’ve been left in the dark, often because they don’t have the emotional capacity or emotional depth to sit with my feelings. 

I’ve felt like love and connection was lacking in my life, and this circulated feelings of emptiness and aloneness.  

One of my good friends pointed out to me that when we focus on lack, we will continue to receive lack. 

When we say “I want more kind friends”, then we will continue to want and experience lack because if we want something, we tell the universe we don’t have it.

Instead we have to anchor in the present moment and realise that we already have kind, and loving friends around us. Even if it’s just one friend who we feel gets us, we can practice gratitude and that will plant the seed for more abundance in our life.

Overcoming loneliness and attracting meaningful connections as an empath 


In the past when I’ve felt lonely, it’s not because I was alone but because my thoughts were making me feel more lonely. 

I would feel things intensely and feel shame for being too sensitive or too emotional.

This was until I came across shadow work and instead of burying the parts of me that I thought made me unworthy, I started to love and appreciate them. 

I was able to release the shame around my empathic abilities and I saw my flaws as opportunities. 

Now I spend my time self connecting when I feel lonely and investing my time in the right people. 

I surround myself with kind, gentle and empathic souls who understand me and I have affirmations to continue attracting these kinds of people in my life. 

I know that by focusing on my soul purpose of helping empaths and highly sensitive people to heal emotional wounds, I will continue to find treasure. 

And by focusing on my purpose and being my authentic self, I know that the right people will come into my life as a natural bi-product. 

How to cultivate inner peace

Being an empath is a beautiful opportunity to create emotional connection and empowerment in your life. 

Through shadow work and healing, you can transcend unhealthy behaviours into healthy ones. For example, if you’ve spent your life struggling to say no to people, you can create strong boundaries so that others respect you more. 

Or, if you feel victimised by other people’s energy, you can release the memories of when you felt victimised in your psyche, so that you can unblend negative energy with feeling victimised and can transmute this into intuition.

And if you’re ready to create inner peace and inner power, take action. 

I offer shadow work to empaths who want to release emotional wounds, so they can step into wholeness and happiness. 

If you’re interested in booking a session, I offer a complimentary phone consultation to see whether we’d be a good fit. 

50 empath quotes for cultivating inner peace

1/ I grew to understand that people don’t always build walls to keep others out. There are times it is done out of necessity to protect whatever is left within.

2/ Sensitivity is your superpower.

3/ You’re not too sensitive. You’re energetically intelligent.

4/ The only people that get upset about your boundaries are the ones benefiting from you having none.

5/ Instead of drinking it away, smoking it away, or fucking it away, sit with it. You have to feel it to heal it.

6/ You’ll always be too sensitive to people who can’t connect with their emotions

7/ I am an empath. I can hear what you’re not saying.

8/ Don’t expect somebody who lacks emotional depth to understand the depths of your emotions.

9/ Before you converse with someone ask yourself, “is this person mentally mature enough to grasp the concept of different perspectives?” if not there is no point.

10/ The universe will remove anything you place your worth in, to remind you that it doesn’t live there.

11/ If you’re an empath you have to develop a boundary with your intake information. The news, jealous people, negativity and other people’s stories. Invest your time in positive energy.

12/ Look at you, no longer controlling anything because you understand that there are infinite ways for the universe to bring you what you want.

13/ Release all the energies that are less than love. Send back energies that aren’t mine with love. Anchor into myself the present moment.

14/ Empaths can feel things before they find out things. They can feel when they are being played. They can feel when their friends are being shitty. They can feel when people are being fake.

15/ Highly sensitive beings suffer more but they also love harder, dream wider, and experience deeper horizons and bliss. When you’re sensitive you’re alive in every sense of the word in this wildly beautiful world. Sensitivity is your strength. Keep soaking in the light, and spreading it to others. Victoria Erickson

16/ When I love to help others I am not your emotional service station. I do not exist as a site for your projected pain. I am not your emotional punching bag when you feel insecure and jealous.

17/ When you understand someone’s energy, there will never be a need to question their intention. 

18/ An empath will fail to understand why others do not give out care, consideration and affection freely and why others can so easily turn a blind eye, ghost and give the silent treatment.

19/ With empathic intuition, the issue usually isn’t about feeling the other person’s energy. It’s more about how to hold boundaries, how to differentiate your energy from somebody else’s and how to hold your own energetic center. – Wendy de rosa

20/ I am not responsible for catering to your toxicity.

21/ Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. 

22/ A soul that carries empathy is a soul that has survived enormous pain.

23/ Sensitive people love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal, honest and true. Their purity makes them who they are.

24/ I will never apologise for loving too intensely, having too much soul or being too emotional. You weren’t capable for handling my kind of love and that is your issue and not mine.

25/ To protect my energy, it is ok to change my mind. To protect my energy, it is ok to change my mind. To protect my energy, it is ok to not answer a call, To protect my energy, it is ok to not share myself. To protect my energy, it is ok to cancel an appointment. To protect my energy it is ok to say no. To protect my energy, it is ok to speak up. To protect my energy, it is ok to move on.

26/ Love will not gaslight you into giving up your boundaries, self-respect or happiness. A narcissist will. 

27/ And while she never felt quite normal, she was nowhere near crazy. She just loved too much. Choosing to see the world through her heart rather than her eyes. 

28/ You’re not loving too intensely. You’re loving the wrong people. 

29/ To feel too intensely is not the symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. 

30/ It is not the empath that is broken but society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled.

31/ When you’re deeply sensitive, sun is bliss, love is ecstasy, music is godly. You can’t feel shame for feeling the wildness of your heart.

32/ The universe isolates you, so you can find your soul purpose. It may seem like you’ve lost friendships and relationships but finding your path, passion and purpose in life is worth more. For where your soul is there you will find your treasure.

33/ As an empath you’ve got to discern when the emotional and mental state of someone else is not your problem. 

34/ They don’t like it when your authenticity is louder than their face.

35/ I listen to my intuition about the relationships that are nurturing for me.

36/ The grief you feel today won’t go entirely, but it will turn into something else. It will, over time, become something more bearable. It can become your travelling companion rather than your burden.

37/ Empaths don’t act fake. It’s very important for empaths to stay authentic to themselves to harness their healing abilities. 

38/ You don’t need to internalise other people’s criticism of you. Ask yourself, are th

39/ When someone is projecting their jealousy and insecurity onto you, even when you’re at your most vulnerable, ask them “are you saying this because you care about me?”

40/ As an empath, your tolerance for people’s shortcomings will grow as you become older and wiser. You’ll get better at discerning someone else’s negative spiral as their problem and not yours.

41/ Empaths love water, oceans, lakes, streams, and baths. Immerse your body in water to release stress and negative energy.

42/ Empaths are the most forceful advocates of ‘better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie’.

43/ Never apologise for being too sensitive. It’s a sign that you have a wild heart and that you aren’t afraid to let others see it. 

44/ You won’t have to worry that an empath is lying to you or that you’re being manipulated. You’ll always get the truth in your relationship, and this is something many couples lack.

45/ Alien love. Love with an empath will be intense. It will be honest and it will be something you have never experienced before. If you’re lucky to be loved by an empath you’ll see colours, shades and energies you’ve never seen before. What you’ll feel with an empath is something called ‘alien love’ because it’s something a normal human could never give you.

46/ Empaths, you don’t owe anyone anything. You don’t owe anyone an explanation. You don’t owe anyone time. You don’t owe anyone a spot in your life, or a space in your mind that doesn’t treat you with love and respect.

47/ When you believe in constant growth, you don’t often take time to revel in your accomplishments. How can you honour yourself today?

48/ It is sensitivity that allows us to experience life with depth. It is sensitivity that allows us to listen to our deepest needs and dreams. It is sensitivity that allows us to experience the beautiful bliss of life.

49/ Repeat after me. I don’t need people to approve of me. I don’t have to feel guilty of my boundaries. I don’t have to minimise my emotions. I don’t have to put others before myself. 

50/ I may be sensitive but it allows me to understand your deepest fears, how you’re feeling and what brings you back up when you’re down. Don’t underestimate me.

I hope you’ve bookmarked these empath quotes, so you have words of wisdom to ground you when you feel emotionally overwhelmed.

If you’re ready to honour your empathic abilities and cultivate inner peace, take action now

A part of being an empath means that you overthink things and let your shame dominate your inner world. 

With the right therapist, shadow work can help you to release the shame and unworthiness buried in your psyche, so you discern other people’s negativity from your wounds and restore self confidence.

If you’re interested in booking a shadow work session with me, I offer a phone consultation for you to see if we’re the right fit.

As your shadow worker, I’ll hold a calm, compassionate and judgemental-free space, so that we can let down your walls and release childhood emotional wounds that are keeping you stuck.

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