Watched a disturbing film last evening + had a few old and totally unrelated memories come up for me. End result, I stayed up through the night just processing all of it, writing and feeling like an absolute mess.
Yep, I tend to feel more and I don’t try to change that about myself anymore. Instead, I let myself have my emotions and try to do something productive with them, like write or cry (yes, crying is a very productive & healing activity), meditate or speak with someone who lets me have my process without trying to rush me through it. Maybe something else works for you.
To all those empaths who are (or were) told that they are “too” sensitive or that they must toughen up, I say you don’t need to bother about anyone’s definition of “too” sensitive and you don’t need to toughen up. Be soft, stay soft. True strength is found in being human; being vulnerable. Not in ‘acting’ tough, and most definitely not in numbing yourself to your emotions. It’s okay to feel, and to feel deeply.