(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)
Would you be surprised to learn that everyone is sensitive? The human central nervous system is exquisitely designed to be sensitive to a wide range of stimuli. Yet we seem to think of some people as being more sensitive than others. They’re not; it’s only that they’ve allowed their inherent capacity to feel, to discern, to ‘pick up on’ to be recognized and utilized. They have made their natural wiring become their ally.
When you tap into and use your sensitivity you begin to strengthen it, much like exercising a physical muscle strengthens it. Unfortunately for them, most people do not allow themselves to feel. Whether from ancient programming, unmet needs, an over-reliance on thinking, a fear of being hurt by what they feel, these and many other reasons keep people from tapping into their wonderful capacity to feel. Thus it becomes under-exercised, unrecognized as a life enhancing tool, and makes their life harder.
You can only be aware of that which you can perceive. Enhancing your sensitivity supports your ability to perceive which, in turn, delivers the gift of a greater awareness. People who have developed a greater awareness tend to have more successful lives.
Coaching Point: Did anyone ever tell you that you are “too sensitive”? Do you believe that?
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