What do you naturally do when you are hurt or in pain?
Perhaps cry, yell, feel scared or sad, or even angry?
Sound pretty normal, doesn’t it?
Our bodies are built with innate, automatic physical and emotional responses designed to keep us alive and safe.
So would it not make sense that as empathetic, feeling people, we would also cry or feel pain when others are hurt, and take action to help them?
This is the impulse of a mother towards a child, no matter the species, in order for the species to survive.
So how is it that when we….
- Sob at a sad movie
- Find it hard to watch the news
- Feel completely enraged at issues such as child abuse or cutting down the rainforest
- Or simply cry when we are hurt
… this has somehow been labeled as abnormal aka. “too sensitive”?
I would venture to say that if this is you, you are a completely, absolutely normal person in an emotionally messed up world.
Because here’s the thing, it’s not the emotion itself that is the problem, it’s the belief or shame you have learned about it that is the problem.
He’s a crybaby: Thank goodness we have boys and men that cry.
She’s an angry woman: She should be! She has people and things to protect.
What a “wuss”: It’s better than being a resentful bully.
The repression of emotions has become one of the biggest problems on the planet because it still leaks out in chronic pain, war, oppression and look at all the anxiety!
Imagine a world of people that simply felt what they felt without having to project it on to others.
We need feeling people that are guided by their own hearts, not the fictitious stories of the mind.
We need people that make the well-being and happiness of people and the planet the highest priority.
If this speaks to you, YOU are one of them.
Let yourself cry, it just means you have sadness.
Let yourself yell at the sky or speak your truth, it just means you have anger.
Let yourself release the shame of ever trying to be anything but who you are.
All emotions are important and valuable. Let them teach you what you value and what you grieve.
My mission is to shift the world towards one that embraces all emotions so we can all heal and live authentically, not as who we think we should be.
If this is you, hit reply and tell me what your biggest struggle as a sensitive person is!
Need some help along the way?
My book “Good Morning Dear Empath” has been re-published in a simpler format with space for your own words and should be up on Amazon in 2-3 days.
Special announcement! My podcast “The Alive Empath” is live on Apple podcasts and provides simple, no-BS guidance for empaths to heal in a sustainable way to make their sensitivities a superpower.
Stay tuned… I have a super exciting announcement coming out in the next few days if you feel ready to embark on this mission with me.
Take care of your sensitive human,
2 thoughts on “For Those That Have Been Told They Are “Too Sensitive””
My privacy was violated recently. This has led to behaviours of seclusion. I don’t know how to reclaim my privacy.
Lately there have been a few times that I really felt like crying (the revelations of children’s graves at residential homes, a documentary on the recovery of wildlife after the wildfires last year in Australia, a couple of personal issues). Even though I was at home alone at the time – why could I not cry? I knew it would have been better!
Thank you very much for your wise words, Madeleine