November 10th -
Sensitivity has numerous aspects. Neediness, touchiness, hypersensitivity all evidence mental challenges. Being easily hurt or upset are undesirable traits we may find in ourselves from time to time. There is no good in denying these feelings. We allow ourselves to recognize and accept them. We just feel them and then take a look at where they come from and what they change into as we observe. This is all material for our journal. Being vulnerable is part of intimacy, we take risks to connect to others, but we should be prepared for possible disappointment. Generally, our sensitivity to the needs of others is more helpful to us than our concern for our own. Our regard for the feelings of others is also material for our inventory. Are we empathetic? Do we feel compassion for the struggles of those around us? Are we attempting to understand? Can we extend love as an antidote to suffering?