Increase Joy and Pleasure Through Increased Sensitivity and Receptivity

 This is a good way for an empath to successfully shield themselves from other peoples emotions. When one goes inside and feels themselves, one doesn't feel the emotions of other people.

You want your mind and perceptual-body to become very sensitive and receptive. The aim of much of your work, then, should be to increase sensitivity and receptivity. This will increase your intelligence, increase your ability to experience pleasure, and increase your ability to abide joyfully in your own presence. How is this to be done? Put out the unquenchable flame of desire that burns within you, causing you to run to and fro in pursuit of habitual thought-patterns that you believe will bring about fulfillment, but instead keep you running the same circle which you have been running for eternity, which serves only to add fuel to the fire that is causing your sense of unease and incompleteness.

As you lose the pull towards external actions and objects, you can lose the urge to stick to one logical story about reality and your life, and you can see how your mind freely and naturally flows, without you getting in the way by translating your natural mind-stream in terms of accumulated notions of being realistic, right, or good. You can see the relationship between your ideas/desires and reality, and how effort is not required on your part for things to flow how they are supposed to. It is freeing to know that you do not have to do something the moment it pops into your head. It is, in fact, more fulfilling to wait, allow anticipation to naturally build, and engage when it is more natural. This will make your actions more enjoyable.

As you become more comfortable in your presence of non-doing, your body will also adjust, and begin to notice more subtle sensations. You will start finding more and more fulfillment, joy, and pleasure in very subtle things, that really require no effort on your part. This is your mind and body becoming more sensitive and receptive! This will continue increasing the more you abide in your non-activity based presence. This will greatly increase the pleasure, joy, and fulfillment you find in the actions and interactions you do partake in. As you see how all of this works, you will see the foolishness of running around for everything, making the pull of the external reality disappear more and more, which will aid your progress further.