Your heart is an excellent truth detector. You know when something feels right. It pings your soul. You feel it in your body, you come alive inside and somewhere deep within you just know.
As a sensitive person, you care about others and want them to feel good. you give a lot of time and attention to making other people feel taken care of or heard.
It’s what you’ve done, you learned to let go of yourself so someone else could thrive.
Maybe it’s a song that stirs you; music has a way of opening us up. Memories of who you are, what matters to you, what moves you, these feelings surface and your heart starts to beat inside you like a fire that won’t go out.
This is when we find our truth.
We stop denying that we are fine and that it’s okay to delay our own happiness.
When we listen to our feelings and accept them, we stop running from our truth. It takes courage to face what makes us uncomfortable.
Your truth may be demanding your attention. Once you give it voice you can feel the passion that has been buried by other people’s demands, obligations, responsibilities, and time spent on anything but your dreams.
There were times in my life where I lost myself so much my body started to rebel. I wasn’t well, I couldn’t digest my food properly and no matter how balanced my diet or regular my exercise, I wasn’t at peace. I wasn’t living or speaking my truth.
I started giving time to my wants and needs. I read books from the women’s section in the library, I wanted to read all I could find about intuition and I began writing in a journal to express my feelings.
I drew and painted and worked with clay. I wanted so badly to go to art school. I already had a bachelor’s degree. I wasn’t confident I could get scholarship money. My art teacher saw my first pieces for my portfolio. He said they were technically good but I needed to put more of myself into my art.
I knew what he meant. I started again, this time with every feeling in my heart that needed somewhere to come out and be expressed.
The more I did this, the more I listened to myself, the more my body healed, and the art school I wanted to go to gave me a scholarship.
It took me many years, but eventually I stopped putting myself in situations out of obligation and started making choices based on my own needs and desires. I started putting myself back in my own life.
Years ago I had learned that to live meant to ignore myself, my own needs and my own truth.
Coming back home to myself took a lot of practice. I wasn’t good at it. I made the same mistake over and over again. Trying to please, to try harder, to give more time, but it still wasn’t enough.
No matter what I did, I never felt completely whole. Some piece of me was always left behind.
The more I took the time to truly listen within, the more grounded I felt. I learned that my feelings were a messenger for my soul.
Start giving yourself more time to listen to yourself so you can hear the voice of your soul.
Ask yourself these questions.
- What do I want? How do I want to feel?
- What are my feelings telling me?
- What is my heart reminding me about what is important to me?
- How can I bring more of my truth into how I live my life?
Let your answers move you to listen within, hear your truth, and breathe life into what you hear, for that is where you will find your peace and true joy.