A Sublime Sensitivity

Day 5 Nature Series.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off…They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.”

– Pearl S. Buck


Dear Sensitive Soul,

Your sensitivity is a gift. A gift to see the world more clearly. With all its stark shades and mellow nuances apparent to only you.

Your sensitivity allows you rare glimpses into the deep mysteries of life. It is a pearl. Nurture it tenderly within the secret chambers of your heart.

Your sensitivity will make you weep when nobody else is. It will make you shiver and shake and tremble. It will make you penetrate life with all your heart and soul and mind.

It will turn kindness into deep throbbing compassion. Anger into justice. Truth into fearlessness. Do not dismiss it lightly or scornfully. Neither allow others to trample callously upon it.

Your sensitivity that looks so delicate and so gentle masks a hidden well of tenacity and bravery.

Perhaps all your life you have been bewildered by its strange presence. It gave you powers that no one else seemed to have.

Become well acquainted with this beautiful life-long friend. It is a sentinel to your heart. Become joyful with its presence.

And fill this worn-out broken world with the gifts of your sensitivity. Until all harshness is erased. Until all aggression fade.

And with your thoughts, and your heart and all that may flow through you transform this world into a vibrant, sublime, gentle garden.

With so much love from my heart to yours. Sharon x

p.s. Don’t be afraid to let your sensitive soul shine today!