Do you apologize for being a highly sensitive person?
I used to do this all the time before I did the work to become empowered. I would apologize for everything — my feelings, crying, being “too much” and “too sensitive” and “too dramatic.” I would apologize for speaking my truth about how I was feeling. I would apologize for taking up too much space. Basically, I was apologizing for existing.
Here’s the thing: When you apologize for being sensitive, you are reinforcing the notion that it is somehow bad to be that way. When you apologize for your feelings, you are invalidating your own truth. When you apologize for taking up space, you are negating your worth in the world. The more we sensitive empaths apologize for being who we are, the more people will tell us we are “too much.” We are literally reinforcing that by saying sorry.
You do not need to apologize for who you are. Ever.
You do not need to apologize for existing. Ever.
You do not need to apologize for having feelings. Ever.
You do not need to apologize for being different. Ever.
You do not need to apologize for crying. Ever.
You do not need to apologize for being sensitive. EVER.
Stop reinforcing to yourself and the world that there is something wrong with you. There isn’t. There is something wrong with society and the way that a lot of people perceive sensitivity as weakness. That is utter bullshit. But the longer we say we’re sorry, the longer it will be seen that way.
Our sensitivity is no accident. At our core, we are compassionate, empathetic, intuitive healers, leaders, visionaries, and creatives. This world needs us, especially now. But we cannot fully activate our gifts if we are still stuck feeling like there is something wrong with us.
Stand up for yourself and your fellow sensitive empaths. Own who you are. Own your worth in the world. Own your power as a gifted feeler. There is everything right with you, and it’s time the rest of the world knew it.