Kindness is an amazing kind of magic

A little monday morning story about a bit of amazing magic kindness:
I have been dreading opening my emails this morning as I have just had a good but too tough weekend and I (and the voices) have been giving me a hard time for my sensitivities and limitations. So I really just want to chill out today but I know there are things I need to get done (otherwise I will be even worse off tomorrow) Anyway – I plucked up my courage, opened my inbox and found this quote from a friend:

“Despite what you may have been taught, your sensitivity doesn’t make you weak. It doesn’t make you too emotional, too soft, or in any way too much. It has always been and will always be a strength. The truth is that you can be soft and still be strong.

You aren’t a rock, immune to the shift and pull of the world around you. You’re the ocean. Always ebbing and flowing; easily affected by the moon and the weather. But immense and deep. Resilient and powerful. Bounding with life. Yes, you feel things intensely and yes, you’re easily wounded by others. But it’s the intensity of your feelings that gives you such incredible insight into who you are and what you need to feel whole. It’s that intensity that makes you deeply connected to yourself and the world around you.

And it’s your wounds that allow you to be empathetic and compassionate towards the wounds of others. Wounds that give you an awareness to recognize when people are hurting, and tools to offer support in ways that less sensitive people might not be able to. I know that it’s so hard to believe in the moment when you feel incapacitated by your feelings, but your sensitivity is a truly a gift. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise.”

– Unknown

There was nothing else in the email from my friend but it was all I needed – and so much more…

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