The Safety Of The Good

Do you seek harmony – or the good – especially in your relationships? Many of us, especially HSP’s do. If I examine my experience, I notice how often I feel an inner pull towards the good and working with others. Working with seems natural. Working against does not. Working with feels good; working against does…

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Is Independence Real?

Photo by Nick Jio on Unsplash Independence and autonomy are cherished goals in many people’s lives. I am all for standing on one’s own two feet. However, I notice more and more how autonomy and independence can become distorted. Is Independence Real? Here in the US, we are all about independence. So much so that we…

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Reclaiming The Serious

Photo by Ansie Potgieter on Unsplash Do you tend to be more serious than other people? Does it ever make you feel like you are out on a limb all by yourself? I know that I am much more serious than most other people around me and that I tend to feel alone with it. Are…

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How Tolerance Makes Us Smarter

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I was reading an article recently that discussed how many people want what they want but have little curiosity about how what they want is created. Although that is a huge generalization, it made we wonder about some of the costs to ourselves of our fast, highly mechanized society. The High Cost Of Machines I…

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How Prejudice Creates Grief

Photo by Michael Held on Unsplash We are all born into a world filled with and built on prejudice, which the dictionary defines as preconceived ideas. We are all socialized into the existing prejudicial arrangements. Although we cannot escape the current reality of prejudice in the human condition, we can challenge it. Before we can…

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The Special Challenge Of The Outsider

To be an outsider is not an easy task. It is a special role that has great potential for personal transformation. Who Is The Outsider? The outsider is the person who departs their existing cultural home for a new unknown destination. People do not become outsiders accidentally. It is a path that is deliberately chosen…

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Two Different Freedoms

Freedom is an important subject. It is something that we all yearn for and seek in someway. Freedom is also the subject of idealogical and political mischievousness. We can easily get bogged down and messed up on this subject. What Is Freedom? According to Dictionary, freedom is: the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc. the power to determine action without restraint. political or national independence. personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom. Notice how often freedom is…

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Separating Ambition And Greed

Ambition and greed are often thought of as the same thing. They are not easy concepts for highly sensitive people and can be a source of pain and unhappiness. Greed Does Not Work For Highly Sensitive People Greed does not work as a life strategy for most highly sensitive people. Part of the reason is…

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Why Conformity Is About Group Norms

Have you ever thought one thing and done another? Have you ever changed your mind when in a group that had different ideas? I know I have and it made me feel like a wimp. Being an HSP means that my positions are not the norm, and I am always seeking ways to bridge the…

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The Missing Link For Sensitive People

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Sensitive people connect with the energy around them because their nervous systems are designed to operate in a highly engaged way with everything in their environments. This is not a bad thing, in fact, the sensitive person’s awareness can be exceptionally valuable. In order for that to happen, however, sensitive people need a specific type…

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