Yes, I am sensitive. No, I am not weak. Every human being has emotions, I feel and express mine. The “toughen up, buttercup” mentality has never worked for me. I will always be sensitive and I will no longer tolerate insensitive behavior—I will call it out and I will walk away from it.
I’m capable of enduring a lot, life has made sure I know I have strength. I’ve had people tell me all my life I’m too sensitive and I need to toughen up. Most commonly said to me after they’d done some insensitive shit I expressed my disapproval about. Meanwhile, being sensitive gets to the truth of things real quick. How a person deals with others sensitivities can tell you a lot about them.
Compassionate, healing souls will be patient. There is a tolerance involved with sensitive souls and those who cannot tolerate my emotions are not likely to remain close to me. Not only because of my boundaries keeping them at bay, they’ll lose interest. Grateful today for the people in my life who embrace me and my expressive emotions. You’re invaluable to me.
Having boundaries as a sensitive soul are the greatest tool to develop. Our emotions are always involved and boundaries can help us regulate. If a conversation is causing me anxiety or upset then I want to distance myself from the situation. Trying to argue or explain myself are unlikely to make the situation better.
If I’m offended or feel uncomfortable by something, it’s not irrational behavior to excuse myself from that environment. Living your truth is OK. What is normal for me, may be absurd to you. That’s ok. We’re not meant to be carbon copies. Opinions of others, of yourself: it’s yours that matters. Careful what you believe is true of you.
It is all our individual responsibility to safe guard our well-being. Being sensitive means I spend a lot of my time regulating my emotions. I also seek out alternative methods of dealing with my emotions. I am different, not incapable. My inability to hide my feelings is not a weakness, it’s a difference of expression. It’s ok.
Be well, sweet souls. 💛
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