Hello Sweet Friend, does the world always seem to be telling you that you are “too much”. If so you might be a Highly Sensitive Person, an HSP
You feel too deeply. Hurt too easily. Withdraw at times. Some may have labeled you as weak. but they're wrong.
A Highly Sensitive Person, yes, it’s a thing. A good thing, No shame here.
It means you/we have a more sensitive nervous system, we process things deeply, very deeply.
It's freeing to finally accept yourself, without need of apology. You are not “too much” of anything. There is power in honoring your feelings .
You are always enough and more.
It’s alright if come roll their eyes, softly muttering that you're “too sensitive”, they simply don’t understand. They don’t need to, but you do.
Empathic to others pain, captivated by depths beneath the surface. You wonder why the world, and the people in it, can't contain more kindness.
Seeing what others do not, the unspoken speaks loudly to you. You sense the sadness behind the smile, the joke. or laughter of another.
It isn’t easy for others to lie to you, you always know, and when you dismiss the knowing, regret follows.
So we are a bit different, you and I.
As a child you felt out of place, uncomfortable so you withdrew. “Shy, too shy”, they said, and you withdrew more. So did I.
Solitude is your friend, alone time is like taking a deep breath. It gives you more you energy and a chance to recharge. Crowds overwhelm you, the noise, the clamor, the rush, all of it is exhausting and stress and anxiety closely follow.
You may not have realized this fully, may not have understood completely. Now you know. It isn’t a failing, it isn't a weakness.
Allow for your sensitivity, you need for space and for your feelings.
Nurturing is who you are, giving is what you do. It comes naturally to you. And it works well when we filter it through the lens of our intuition.
Because sometimes people can and have taken advantage of this. Sometimes its so disappointing. And the hard shell you try to take on in response to avoid hurt, doesn’t stick, doesn't work for long.
So much feeling, sensing, but also constant analysis. Decisions are difficult, there are so many options. Projecting all the scenarios, concerned because you want to make the right choice that will make it all right. For you and for those close to you. And because your heart is so big, even for those not so close to you.
Lack of sensitivity in others has you running for cover. Or reacting in rage, sometimes within, sometimes not. Regret follows, forgive them, forgive you.
Imagination and beauty have always accompanied you. Creativity is like a balm for a bruised soul.
Your mind may require perfection of detail, but your heart fills when pleasing another. Criticism wounds you more than most.
Your inner wisdom sometimes surprises you. Strangers can open up to you and feel safe in sharing their hearts.
Friends are comforted by your kindness.
And love, oh love, it is intense, or it is not love at all for you.
You are one of the compassionate ones, sensitive ones, empathic ones. You help make the world more lovely, more humane. Never a weakness, it is a special brand of strength.
The world needs you just as you are.