Your emotional sensitivity is a gift.
You feel and sense deeply
and this is neither a mistake
nor a character flaw.
There is nothing wrong with you
for being a deeply feeling human being.
I’m sorry if you were told otherwise.
Feeling deeply is beautiful
but it can also make day to day living hard.
Every little thing can easily
feel like ‘too much’
you might even mistake
someone else’s feelings as your own
you may not understand
why it feels so unpleasant, uncomfortable and terrifying to live in your own body.
and other ways of numbing out
may help to
lighten the weight of your sensitivity (in the short run)
but you will never learn how to hone and understand the gifts of
your deep feeling nature.
Discomfort is like the soil, it is fertile ground.
It is filled with endless possibility for growth, although it may not look like it.
Don’t run from the mud of your experience.
Learn to extend your roots into it
your blossoming awaits in the deep.
Nothing comes from running from pain
but more pain.
Your emotional sensitivity is a gift
you have yet to reclaim.
You do not need to hide it or abandon it
to be in relationship with yourself
and with others.
You can learn to live
in your beautiful,
and feeling skin.
Don’t be afraid of yourself.
Your feelings will not kill you
regardless of how painful they may be.
They are only here to teach you,
guide you, and help you to
become the person you have always been longing to be.