I have many. So many thoughts that my mind becomes weary and my eyebrows feel tight. Never a moment feeling relaxed in my thoughts. One small and meaningless thought turns into a million more. Never letting me relax. I think, “How can I solve this?” and “How can I make them happy?”
What must I do to make life more fulfilling and possibly more exciting? What should I make for dinner? Will it be enough? Tomorrow I will write that blog post or finally tackle cleaning the cupboards. Will tomorrow be easier? Will I finally let my soul relax?
Should I be more transparent? We know that I am leaving out many thoughts. So many, in fact, that they would leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Writing helps….
When I write about just about anything it helps me feel calmer. I greatly need calmness and peacefulness in my life. Otherwise, I cannot function in a kind and helpful way for family and friends. If anyone comes around me full of nerves, hostility or anger I will not stick around. My soul depends on peace.
Intuition, empathy, and emotional sensitivity….
What do these mean?
Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. That gut feeling you get when someone is lying to you or when something is about to happen…good or bad. Do you ever listen to yours?
Empathy is the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of another. When you know by feeling and understanding others.
“Emotionally sensitive people have a deeply sensitive perspective of the world, such as being connected to animals and nature more than most. They are generally attuned to the emotions of others and can exhibit both excessive tolerance and intolerance.”-(source: Karyn D. Hall PhD)
Having these traits or whatever you’d like to call them, can be a really beautiful gift. However, it can also be stressful, painful and draining to my mind, body and soul. I am working on this every day. Taking time to do things for myself, having quiet time and staying away from negative things and people have helped. Just learning and taking it one day at a time.
I found a really good article I’d like you all to read here, 5 Gifts of being highly sensitive.