Is Your Sensitivity a Gift, or a Curse?

I am sensitive. And sometimes I feel like I am drowning in a sea of emotions.

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Most of my blogs require a little bit of research or reading. Maybe require is too strong a word, but I really enjoy researching what I talk about. 

I have always been heavily inspired by science and I have a deep appreciation for the fruits of its labour.. the juicy research. 

However, this topic is a little bit different and I decided against reading pieces that may allude to my sensitivity being a curse. Why? 
 

Because I am sensitive. And sometimes I feel like I am drowning in a sea of emotions. I don't want to feel angry and frustrated at myself for feeling how I feel. 


I don't need something or someone telling me I am cursed! I chose not to add another reason to feel bad about myself. 
 

Have you ever wished that you could turn off your sensitivity and just be tougher, like everyone else?


Or maybe (probably) you have been on the receiving end of an eye-roll and rather superior voice that announces to you, as if you were not aware, that you’re soo sensitive. 

The implication is that this your sensitive nature is NOT a good thing.  

Well, I have learned over the years that my sensitive nature IS a gift. I have Marie Forleo to thank for that. 

And its a gift for you! 
 

On the days when you feel hurt, tired and insecure remember that your capacity to feel joy, to empathize and heal is just as strong. 


Your ability to feel - the good and the bad in equal measure - is a gift that means you will experience life in all its colours. 

Your sensitivity is not a curse.On the days when you care maybe too much - or just enough for you - be patient with yourself, and above all else be kind. 

There is nothing wrong with letting your emotions in, feeling connected to them and truly experiencing them.  


I believe that being sensitive is a blessing and it's a blessing I believe we should embrace. 

 

Sarah Doyle is a life coach, a speaker, the creator or L-School and The Empowered Women Workshops, the founder of The Better Life Project and author of Be Your Own Best Friend. Sarah works with women all over the world to help them achieve their personal and professional goals, whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem.

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