I have always been sensitive. Taking things to heart when people say something to me whether it is good or bad. I think my sensitivity through the years has caused me to take things a little too seriously. I always seem to look at things from the worst perspective possible. Things that others might just brush off I find myself taking to heart and pondering over and over again. Analyzing them to a fault. Is there a point where you can have too much sensitivity? Or should you just be authentic in your sensitivity?
I don't ever want to be someone who can't reach inside my heart and feel. I don't want to be so hardened by circumstances or people that I fail to be sensitive to others needs. So what's the balance? I have come to realize that I can't allow people to cause me to look down on myself. Yet, I have to understand where they are coming from and what they are saying.
So I keep being sensitive...realizing that people say things in the heat of the moment, they don't always know what they are talking about, most of the time people are just trying to help. Being authentically sensitive means not apologizing for my feelings. I am exactly who I am, and I feel things that others don't. But that is what makes me unique and real!
What about you? Are you authentically sensitive?