Boy could I ever relate to this, can you?
by Karl Moore
I don't know about you, but I'm quite a sensitive person.
Sometimes even a little overly-sensitive.
Yesterday, I took a sensitivity test and scored 7/10. That's practically paranoia!
But we're all sensitive at times.
Think about it.
How many times have you taken offence - just because somebody turns
their back on you in a bar?
How many times have you thought a person didn't embrace you as much as
How many times have you walked back to a table, to hear the laughter
suddenly die down - and wondered if they were talking about you?
It's happened to us all. Probably.
And sometimes it's important to pay attention to such matters. After
all, being sensitive is a wonderful trait.
But here's the thing to remember.
"Reality" is entirely relative.
The snub in the bar may have been accidental. The non-embrace may have
been because the person's dog just died. The laughter may have been
about something else altogether.
Being overly-sensitive often makes life way too stressful.
So, the next time you get that oh-so-familiar feeling of
over-sensitivity, just think to yourself...
"Forget it. I'm being overly sensitive - and it's just possible I don't
know all the facts."
Then slap yourself around the face and get on with it.
Because life is too short to be worrying about detail.
Tenzin Gyatso wrote: "We also often add to our pain and suffering by
being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes
taking things too personally."
Wolfgang added: "Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly
sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth."
If this sounds like you, take a check on your feelings - and stop
taking things so personally.
Maybe - just maybe - it's all working out perfectly.
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