the Truth of Who You Are
Sometimes being sensitive
can be hard. We feel different from everyone else, and we learn
to feel “wrong” about
who we are. One reader wrote and told me about her success in
celebrating herself and gaining greater self-acceptance. On her
doctor’s request, she embarked on a two-step plan: 1) To
write herself a letter about why she loves herself and to mail
it to herself; and 2) To host a “Celebrate Me” day.
She says: “I am a Highly Sensitive Soul, very creative,
and very introverted. In recent years, I have also been coping
with severe health issues. At the request of my doctor, who believed
I was at a turning point in my life, I was to throw a party for
myself – for me and about me! The purpose was twofold:
First, to be my true self the whole day, doing anything I dreamed
of; and second, to learn who my supportive family and friends
are. They were not informed of the doctor’s request, to
ensure their response was authentic.
“In the end, I found that being myself - dancing to the
beat of a different drum - and enjoying the company of a few
others is far better than putting on a false mask of ‘being
ordinary’ and trying to fit into a crowd. Some say I [now]
have fire in my spirit, others [see] a spark in my eyes.
“I still have a long way to go, but
gained so much self-confidence that most days are celebrations
inner spirit now. I don't hold back. I hope the lessons I learned
will help other Sensitive Souls.”
**How might you celebrate your sensitive self?**
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