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Being Highly Sensitive is an Ability, Not a Flaw

Being sensitive is a flaw...that's what I have always thought about myself as I was growing up. After all, that's what been fed to me every time something got to me. And things easily got to me...hey, I was a teenager and a growing adult.

Yet, people applaud when I sing, act or write.

My question is this - how do you think people are able to perform well on stage, whether they sing, dance, act or speak? It is when they open themselves up to whatever it is out there, whether praise or attack, be vulnerable and showcase what's in their heart.

That, my friends, is also sensitive.

Because of this part of us that we are able to connect with people easily. I feel whatever others feel the moment I meet their eyes and when they tell me something. I don't know what you call it but I absorb the fun, the excitement, the wildness, the unknown, the sadness, the fear and the bewilderment all the same way...with wide open acceptance. So, when people are not genuine, I know that too. When people feel insecure or confrontational around me, I feel that.

Creepy for people, unsettling for me because that's when I start connecting the dots, whether they are there or not which ends up with me sometimes overthinking. Then I am overwhelmed and people call me crazy or weird or whatever name they call me. But you know what?

It doesn't matter, and it doesn't have to anymore. I don't owe these people anything and as long as I stay genuine and open, I believe I will attract the right people into my life.

Have 15 minutes to spare and wondering what sensitive people are like? Are you one? Here's a TED talk you might want to watch.



Have a splendid Saturday, people! Can you believe it? I woke up early and Superwoman-ed my way around the house, made breakfast and now I am working and blogging at the same time while listening to Mix.fm.

Love,
Marsha
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