HsP journey step 1
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
The #1 hsp problem
Want to know the single greatest problem highly sensitive people struggle with?
It's not knowing that they are highly sensitive people. Because when you don't know, you just go through life thinking that you are different, weird, somehow off... That there must be something wrong with you. You struggle but you don't know why. And when you don't know why, it's hard to know what to do about it.
Now, you have likely already crossed this major hurdle or you wouldn't be reading this. You either know that you are an HSP or you suspect you might be. But in case you are relatively new to all this, I want to share here the important bits of what a highly sensitive person (HSP) is and what it means.
Gaining this awareness is the first step on the HSP journey!
what is an hsp?
So what does it really mean to be a highly sensitive person? Well, it’s thought to be an inborn temperament trait possessed by about 20 percent of people, including yours truly. We experience everything more intensely than the average person. And by everything I mean just about everything. Sensory stimuli like lights, sounds, smells, and touch. Social stimuli like meeting new people or receiving criticism. And emotional stimuli like our own and other people’s feelings.
Our brains process incoming information more deeply, which leads to a more intense experience. Which sometimes has the side effect of rendering us overwhelmed or VERY emotional. And sometimes bothered and irritated by things that other people barely notice.
But there's much more to it than that! Check out the articles below for more details, and when you are done finding out the nitty gritty about being sensitive, you might also be interested in these articles about accepting your sensitivity.