sensitivity is a gift
(not a curse)
and while at times
it might mean you feel pain
(and more of it)
pain is simply
the most appropriate response
we’re taught to avoid
discomfort (at all cost)
instead of how to be with it
we’re taught vulnerability
is weakness
instead of a demonstration of courage
we are told we are not enough
(never quite lovable as we are)
instead of how incredibly precious
our uniqueness is
and we’re taught to numb
the hurt instead of how to get
to the source of it
pain (as far as i can tell)
is here to teach us,
speak to us, open us
and remind us
of what needs our attention
(our tender care)
so please don’t shut down
instead (maybe)
step up (and out)
get curious
be fierce
stay gentle
and love hard
(love hard
and real please)
as far as i can tell
we need more sensitivity
(more understanding,
more feeling, more
not less
oh and
i do hope
you do celebrate
if you are
an incredibly
sensitive being
in what can feel
like a sometimes
insensitive world
it’s by staying
true here
real and raw
that we help
others see
and feel
be willing
be willing to feel
❤️ emily joy rosen

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