I observe that I am much less emotional as I grow older . At the same time , I’m more empathetic every day.
I once thought that being emotional was being caring – it isn’t . That’s codependency. Empathy allows the possibility of acting out of the highest good for myself and others , rather than reacting out of my wounded feelings and un met needs.
I meet my own needs – or ask for the help I need , and then support others with a full tank and an open heart.
Feels good .