Another aspect of the unknown, is the fear of change, where the mind is caught up in its imprints, programs and beliefs. And because an Empath believes their feelings and emotions are the problem, they are afraid to change, as change is unknown. Denial is comfortable, and so nothing changes. To change, it takes courage and leap of faith to do what you have never done before. Fears come up when you try to change, and denial keeps you frozen in your point-of-view. To change, you have to be willing to lose friends, family and things that you thought are necessary, but in the process, you find and empower yourself.