Did you know that about 15-20% of the population is considered very sensitive? It’s an important part of the population that can not be considered a “condition”, and the numbers are not high enough to recognize sensitivity as such, so we do not really understand it.
Many people see sensitivity as a defect or an obstacle because it does not fit into the social norms of how to act in public. On the contrary, sensitive people are more aware, more compassionate, and more tolerant.
People with great sensitivity believe that things can improve and work hard to make it happen. It is difficult for a sensitive person to see suffering without trying to relieve pain, to see grief without expressing love and to see a challenge without solving problems. The empathic nature of a sensitive person is often invisible to most, and as such, it is often ignored or misunderstood.
Sensitive people give so much of their time and energy that they forget to take care of themselves. It is an innate quality that can be difficult to live with outside influences that set expectations of how you should act.
TO PUT THEM INTO PERSPECTIVE, THERE ARE 5 LARGE LESSONS FOR SENSITIVE PEOPLE:
BE COURAGEOUS AND CONTINUE TO LIVE YOUR TRUTH.
The biggest lesson for sensitive people is not to let other people who might not understand our gift change us. It is often easier to hide our sensitive side than to be judged. Keep living your truth and be proud of your sensitive nature. That’s what we are, and the Universe needs us to share it. This will create a more loving, kind and peaceful world.
Always remember that being sensitive is a gift and that even the most beautiful gifts can sometimes be a burden. Do not forget these lessons to stay yourself by honoring yourself and those to whom your gift serves.
LISTEN AND TRUST YOUR INTERIOR GUIDE TO PROTECT YOURSELF.
Sensitive people have an intuition that comes from an awareness of what is happening around us. Unfortunately, we do not always pay attention to what our instinct tells us.
Because of our very sensitive nature, we tend to be more confident and more willing to take people on the word. There are people who will take advantage of this, and that is why it is so important to listen to our inner guide.
As sensitive people, we are so focused on helping that we often ignore the warnings of our inner guide. Pay as much attention to your instinct as to your desire to help others.
STAY CONCENTRATED ON THINGS THAT REALLY COUNT.
As we absorb much of the energy that surrounds us, it is easy to lose our attention and take the problems of others as if they were ours. It is important that we stay focused on the things that matter in our lives to avoid getting too involved.
We are quick to say yes, but after reflection, we can realize that we are not the best person for the task at hand. This can lead to thinking too much about a situation to the point that it becomes detrimental to our responsibilities. The lesson here is to put our priorities first, to help when it makes sense and to find other resources if needed.
BEING SENSITIVE IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS.
People who are not as sensitive as us may interpret our ability to empathize as a weakness. But in reality, it takes a great inner strength to constantly feel the joy, the sadness and even the heartache of those around us. It is not a burden that we choose to wear, but a gift that has been entrusted to us.
The key to using our gift with purpose, and serving others, is to rely on this inner strength. It is this strength that gives us the courage to use the energy we encounter to reformat it in the universe with grace and positivity.
ACCEPT AND CHECK YOUR EMOTIONAL REACTIONS.
Sensitive people see the world differently and with that vision comes great power and responsibility. As we feel what others feel, we often feel that we have a moral obligation to help, and we react with greater emotion. On the surface, this seems to be a good thing, an admirable trait.
There are many challenges when reacting to a situation in the heat of increased emotion. The other person may not want help, we may not be able to provide the right kind of help or we can offer help that ends up doing more harm than good to them and us .
It’s not about the desire to help; it’s about understanding the true nature of any situation outside of the emotional relationship that is being felt. Take the time to think logically and emotionally before jumping into action. Know that you can not save everyone, no matter how hard we try. The responsibility comes from choosing our reactions wisely.