Words from a fellow blogger, Missy from Oh Missy Me -
i feel like i am falling away from the world that i know.
people i loved are gone.
changes have been made.
lifestyles were chosen.
hearts have been broken.
pain has been felt.
tears have been shed.
happiness seems to have come and gone.
in the new world i’m becoming to know.
love is being felt.
laughter is unstoppable.
changes are being made.
lifestyles are being changed.
hopes and dreams seem possible.
passion is always there.
fear is falling away.
people are easier to trust.
and faith is all i have.
change is always scary but knowing you have the backbone to hold yourself up during the tough times makes it easy. having the support system you know you need, makes everything worth it. no matter how hard, how stressful or how frightening it may all seem, knowing that they are behind you to catch you when you feel like you’re going to fall is worth all the risks we take.” —http://ohmissyme.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-worlds.html
- Erich Fromm” —
plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep,
and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, was an American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement.
“The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others’ validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes. It’s the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation.”
- Caroline Myss, best-selling author and inspirational speaker.” —www.thedailylove.com
To do this for yourself, you must learn to interrupt your own over-sensitivity patterns.
The majority of sensitive people open themselves up to negativity and that’s why they feel vulnerable.
What happens is, someone says something negative about you or to you, and you relate it to yourself by saying things like…
‘How could they say that to me? How could they do that? I didn’t do anything wrong’ e.t.c… and this causes you to personally put it on yourself, when quite frankly, what people say is actually none of your business at all.
So to close yourself off from negativity and protect yourself, you must re-direct negative influences by either knowing that you’ve heard it all before, knowing that it doesn’t bother you in the way they want it to or feel composed in what you believe in, as opposed to what somebody else is saying.
This new attitude: “Your negativity is none of my business!” Will create a gab between you and the negative people/situations.
You can think any positive thought you want when you muster up the courage to do so… nobody can make you think something that you don’t want to think unless you open yourself up to their negative influences.
Sometimes being stubborn in your own positive thoughts can help you stay positive in the ways that you want to. When I say stubborn, I mean sticking with your positive beliefs and not changing your mind.
Don’t let go of what you want to believe in, hold onto your positive thoughts about your life – and never let anybody else judge your positive thinking.
Stop attaching negativity to yourself!
Make positive strengths a justification of who you truly are and leave all negative thoughts that would make you feel vulnerable behind.” —http://nicholasfinnegan.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/stop-being-so-over-sensitive/
- David McArthur & Bruce McArthur, authors of “The Intelligent Heart”.
“Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another’s control… to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else’s nightmare.”
- Lance Morrow, professor at Boston U and writer for Time magazine.” —www.thedailylove.com