Duality is the problem, not the theoretical extremes. Life isn’t binary or two-sided; it’s a rich rainbow of creative expression. We have lost ourselves in the seeming simplicity of duality and convinced ourselves that we must make either/or choices. Sadly, these choices require us to reject most of the truth of who/how we are. When we limit ourselves to only two choices, the decision TO choose means we must thoroughly reject “other”. When we do that, everyone loses.
So no…new age isn’t an extreme. Nor is love, compassion, or kindness an extreme. Martyrdom is the extreme expression of those feelings. And on the other extreme lies destructive sociopathy. In between? Where most of us actually live when we aren’t buying into the human melodramas that seek to divide us into camps of good and evil.
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I would say that too much empathy can be considered an invasion of privacy. But, depending on how one applies it, there cannot be too much. If you use it to form a clear reality it’s not too much. If you act upon your empathetic signals, you might be assuming too much and it becomes projection rather than empathy.
Too much compassion comes down to the application as well. Forcing help upon others is no longer compassion, but the aggression involved also becomes invasive.
Too much love, again, comes down to the Hippie Peace Gimme the beat free my soul I wanna get lost in your rock and roll shirt. Love your enemy inside, but don’t attach to outward actions to display love to those who would take advantage of your love. Enemies may well enter your “holy of holies” and end your love for good.
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Viking proverbs say, “it’s good to be wise, but not too wise, for a wise man’s heart is seldom glad. He lies up all night, pondering many things. In the morning his heart is worn with care, and his problems are just as he was.” Repeating, “it’s good to be wise, but not too wise. Don’t seek your doom if you wish to lead a carefree life.”
Too much takes us into another state, which is a check and balance inherently involved with any emotion. The only Hippie Peace Gimme the beat free my soul I wanna get lost in your rock and roll shirt is a Buddhist style of indifference to outcome, but not to compassion. Sometimes, killing the poisonous member of society is the compassionate act.