Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sensitivity is a Strength

“Vulnerability is a strength.” What? Did I get that right? “Weakness –a strength!? The first time I heard this, I understood nothing. What did they mean? “Sensitivity is a strength.” Was that any better?

Well. Sensitivity – sensing the moods of others, being influenced by what others want, be concerned about not troding on people’s toes … Is that good? Isn’t that a risk of losing track of one’s own feelings and visions?

But if the ability to feel how others feel makes it easier to understand others and their strengths, weaknesses and talents?! Then it will be easier to work with them – build on dreams together!

From that perspective: How would humanity do without sensitivity?

Research shows that animals also have individuals with greater sensitivity than the others. For example, antelopes with this ability realises when the lion approaches and warns flock in time. These individual’s sensitive – strong – radar helps herd to survive. They become leader of their flocks. They have a large part of the animals’ development as a species.

Sensitivity is a strength, an asset, a talent for leadership!

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My Own Hero

Many times I have escaped into the magical world of books. In reading there is refuge from my thoughts about my concerns. A captivating world to visit and on the way to get respite from my own mind for a while.

But why do I need something captivating to escape to. Do I fear my own world and my own thoughts? What do I think will happen?

I think: I would see the challenges in my life and be forced to deal with them? And I do not want to. Not yet. Not now. Aha.

Time to choose to meet the challenges in my life, I realize. Now I do both need and want to talk to X and Y, work to maintain my boundaries, express my dreams and take step after step to satisfy both my needs and my longing. To take on all this is very scary – this is what I want. And I want to succeed.

Sure, I can get a lot out of following with the hero of the book endeavours. Rest, inspiration… But really I want to be the hero of my own life. This requires vision, courage and action. I need to give myself time to rest and listen in, wait for myself, gather strength and courage and hear what I want and do. And then I get to swing into action – one small step at a time and sometimes in great strides. Then I realize my vision.

With clear dreams about my future, rooted in me, creation itself is a relatively easy game. Of course I’m the hero of my own life. Who else could it be?

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