So, all my life I have always been told I’m far too sensitive for my own good. I’ve always looked at it as a bad thing, never a good. It wasn’t until this year I found out I was in fact an empath. Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions.
Does being an empath increase the trait you carry from birth or is it simply amplified by this gift? I don’t have the answer, I don’t think there really is answer to that question, not really … But this post is about why sensitive people should be cherished, and why it isn’t a bad thing in the slightest. This is about how being sensitive is probably one of the best traits you can carry in this world.
Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust you and the kindness you possess. However don’t be fooled, they will know if that kindness is false or not. The moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they will end the friendship or relationship. They know it’s what is best for them in the long run of their journey. Sensitive people live with guilt and constant agonising pain over unresolved situations and petty misunderstandings. They are often artists of sorts with tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised and torn by others. They are the most likely to go through depression and anxiety due to their kind and courageous nature. However! Despite the tragedy and deep sorrow they experience through life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing due to the compassion and bravery they carry with them. They will always smile, always look on the bright side of life and try to make the best of every situation. They will go to the ends of this earth for the people they cherish and hold dear in their hearts. Because of their compassion they often become the person who the broken-hearted, forgotten and misunderstood people look up to and go to for advice and genuine friendship. Some see them as angels with broken wings, I see them as caterpillars waiting to bloom into beautiful butterflies of wonderful colours waiting to fly. But they will only truly fly, and soar when they are truly and unconditionally loved.

IF anyone ever tells you that you’re too sensitive, please remember that is a positive and wonderful trait to have, not many people on this planet are graced with such beauty as sensitivity.

One last thing guys, a little message from one sensitive person to another:
You love deeply. You think deeply about life. You’re honest, loyal and true. You appreciate the simple things. You will not change or harden to this world. It is this sensitivity, perception, sincerity, awareness, affection and gentle grace that make you who you are!

All my love,
Alastair ❤

Highly-Sensitive-People

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