Deep feelings are sensations that you get right in the heart. It’s a feeling that is so strong that it just overcomes any other feeling inside of you. The feelings are able to control your emotions, they make you cry, whether with pleasure or sorrow, they make you believe. They really are sometimes indescribable. They are so intense that most of the times we keep it within ourselves due to the fear of being hurt. 

It’s both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so deeply. 

Sometimes I wish I didn’t feel everything all the time. The only people who will truly understand what I mean by that are the ones who are just like me. The ones who cry when they see a crippled person on the side of the road, the ones who tear up in the metro when they see an old mother sitting alone with her special child trying to be normal, and the ones who sit in their room and weep to the point of convulsing when their favorite TV character dies. 

A lot of people would think I’m crazy or that there is something mentally wrong with me. But is there, really? Is there something wrong with being sad about a crippled person on the side of the road, helpless, waiting for either dead to take him away or someone to help him with some food and shelter? Is there something wrong about becoming emotional because you see someone else living in so much loneliness and pain? Shouldn’t it affect everyone else the way they affect me? Why does it seem like I am the only person who seems to feel anything at all? 

But with these deep feelings also comes clarity about things. Everything in my life means something to me – and always will. There’s nothing wrong with me because I’m what many would like to call a “highly sensitive person”, though I am good at hiding it ;). While I might experience more sadness in my day-to-day life, I also experience greater levels of happiness. When i’m happy, I’m ecstatic. When I wake up and grind at the gym every morning, I’m happier and grateful than most people in the same situation because I realise that I am blessed enough that I can, that I left laziness behind. Being able to feel deeply enables me pay more attention to details, which is nice since they’re often the most beautiful part.

Sometimes the world makes me feel like something is wrong with me for being vulnerable and allowing myself to take in the bad and bask in the good – but there’s nothing wrong with feeling the things everyone else should be feeling. Sometimes I sit back and think about whether or not I could be in a relationship with “someone like me.” I’m not sure if this is something normal people think about, or only weird, fucked up people like me. But it’s a very real concern of mine. Am i too emotional for someone to handle? Could the things I feel make other people uncomfortable enough to want to leave? 

But then on a flip-side, I don’t really care. I have to be at peace with myself at the end of every moment of every day. Call me selfish, but atleast I am happy feelings so deeply. 

Happy Sunday!!

 

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60 thoughts on “Daily Dose of Inspiration – Deep Feelings

  1. I think it is OK both to be highly sensitive and not to be. I’m closer to the sensitive side most of the time. It’s certainly more challenging but also enriching.
    Worrying about people in need is beautiful if we don’t let it influence our own health.

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    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by. Sometimes I think about the concept of “normal.” What it is, why it matters, who gets to define it. Lately I think about it a lot more than I ever have, for so many reasons. But then again, defence is up :):)

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  2. As a child I used to be told to “buck up “ or pull myself together. I was “too sensitive “ . I DO find it a curse, but I’m my job it’s a blessing. I could not do my job if I lacked my degree of sensitivity.

    I totally got this post!

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    1. Hi Cheryl, thank you. The emotion is normal, it’s when we can still put our right and our responsibilities to be accomplished better. Normal level of feeling, it’s when we don’t lose our intention to fulfill your responsibilities.

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  3. Personally as a society I feel like we don’t feel enough. There is this expectation that we should abandon feelings as to shelter ourselves from the struggles of the world. I think it is fantastic that you are able to connect with people so deeply. Have a great day!

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  4. Highly sensitive as well. It can be difficult to deal with it especially when my feelings prompt me to want to help out in certain situations and I find I can’t. Still, I prefer to feel things than to not feel at all. Thanks for writing this.

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    1. Hi, S.B. Same pinch on that! I think all emotions are normal until they become a problem. We are humans and capable of so much but emotions can tend to take over and cause us to do something called emotional reasoning. It is true we look down on some emotions like hatred, jealousy, and even anger. But every emotion has a place in our brains. Our brains can decide on what to do with these emotions and even evaluate if the emotions are warranted. If you change the way you perceive something you automatically change the way you feel about it.

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  5. You writing to us every is a gift for us, but also direct action, reaching out to the struggling. This touches my heart. Maybe humanity has an underlying compassion. We see it during natural disasters, groups of people working from the heart to help each other out. What to bring this out! Oh! And you exercising every day, I’ve got to do this. I can get overwhelmed with a ridiculous amount of emotion for unjust situations, marginalized people, and sappy movies. 😉

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  6. Point 2. I only know you through your writing. But my quick answer to your relationship question, IMO, is that you are absolutely dateable. But that’s coming from my emotional freakish perspective… 😀

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    1. Hi, Being sensitive is a good thing, as it cues you in to the world around you. It alerts you to danger; it’s also the basis for empathy. Don’t be sad, be happy, you are unique!! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by. Do visit again.

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  7. Hello and Best Wishes, as a sensitive person I have had to learn detachment. As one who believes that all things happen for the Highest Good regardless how I may feel about them. , I say “Thy will be done” to myself and then I bless the person I feel sad for, in my heart. The feelings of sadness or even of joy become opportunities to pray or express gratitude

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    1. Ah excellent action Puja. Pray for the person who has hurt you. There is no better way to bless someone than to intercede for them. Pray for God to bless them. This shows how beautiful a person you are. Thank you for this

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      1. Remember that what they put out is NOT PERSONAL to you!!! It is a product of their consciousness and theirs alone. Whatever we or anyone else perceives is filtered through our or their prejudices as well as our or their hopes and desires. It is important to talk to yourself when you start to feel hurt or angry at someone and to remember this. Wishing you well on your journey to a peaceful heart.

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    1. Right on Carl. Our school motto was “We Learn to Serve”. We were always taught to remember that every single thing you do makes a difference, As one person My Small acts of kindness can go a long way in making the world a better place. Thank you for reminding me this again.
      Best to you

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  8. In response to:

    https://empress2inspire.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/daily-dose-of-inspiration-deep-feelings/

    “I’m not sure if this is something normal people think about, or only weird, fucked up people like me.”

    It’s very refreshing to see someone write from the heart in the way you have here. Because of your candid approach I particularly enjoyed this piece. It could be said that feeling ‘overly’ emotional – “about a crippled person on the side of the road” – for example, is of no real benefit to the person with the disability. It could also be said that being ‘overly’ emotion is just as disabling to you.

    Real benefit comes when we’re able to look objectively at a person’s situation and then help in a pragmatic way: taking them for a square meal, buying them a wheelchair or giving their plight some deeper meaning, for example. If our reaction to pain, suffering, sadness, pity or whatever, is to become overly distressed ourselves, we are of no help, we may even add to their troubles.

    In addition to this, to show someone pity in times of their hardship is to be disrespectful and may ultimately disempower them. My revulsion to pity stems from understanding how self-pity is utterly futile. On a personal level, if the people in my life – during my times of hardship – had shown me pity, instead of understanding and purpose, there’s a very strong likelihood I wouldn’t have made it through.

    Sometimes, I think it’s important to take a step back, and consider, that the emotionally charged things we experience outside of ourselves, often trigger something on the inside of our minds, we may be hiding from. In other words, where does our fear originate from when seeing the cripple, or the special child or death? Our fear of these things is very debilitating.

    When we lose our fear, only then, are we truly able to offer practical assistance to those in need. If there’d been any level of fear from those around me, during my time of need, this would have manifested into the pity that may well have killed me. We offer people true and effective love when we ‘feel’ yet pull away from feelings that restrict practical action.

    During recent times, it seems that our reaction to events, have been very extreme. From the annihilation of the innocent inhabitants of foreign countries to the childish and sentimental weeping at the death of a kitten. When we lose total control of reason, and our emotions to boot, we’re completely ineffective. As further example, it sickens me to see the guilt ridden, sentimental appeals, charities use to drag money out of people’s pockets. It seems no one ‘gives’ unless guilted or made to ‘feel’ uncontrollably.

    The charities in this country (UK), are just businesses using horrible manipulation in order to pay their employees wages, there is something fundamentally wrong here. A charity, and those working within it, must do – the act of giving their time – for nothing. If they don’t give this charitably (for free) it’s not a charity, it’s a business! When did we lose this distinction? Charities are failing to understand the principle of: ‘you only have what you give.’ Giving of your time for nothing is about gaining the understanding and true value of time itself. Until we give something, we never understand it’s true value.

    No one has sufficient money to pay for my time. I’m not free when being paid I’m ensnared by my need. Make sense?

    So, in a nutshell, you’re most certainly not fucked up, and neither is anyone else who’s empathic and emotional, however, understand the things that trigger our internal fears helps us to help others, with true, empowering love.

    Kindest regards AF א

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  9. Dear Empress,

    It is good you have emotions. It’s all about managing them the best you can. I have had none before so it’s good to have a heart. Many people don’t.

    Thanks,

    Gary

    On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 11:03 PM Be Inspired..!! wrote:

    > empress2inspire posted: “Deep feelings are sensations that you get right > in the heart. It’s a feeling that is so strong that it just overcomes any > other feeling inside of you. The feelings are able to control your > emotions, they make you cry, whether with pleasure or sorrow, they” >

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    1. Hi Gary, I agree that it is important to manage your own emotions. Calming yourself down when you’re frustrated, of course, may be more easily said than done. If you tend to fly off the handle when aggravated, and express your outrage to everyone within earshot (or on the other end of an email), your emotions could be costing you important relationships, your job, and even your health.

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      1. I find that I have to take on less and not have so many pans in the fire at one time. It takes longer to get things done, but o learn to enjoy a moment, not thinking about rushing off to the next one.

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      2. Hi Gary, reminds me of a Eckhart Tolle podcast I have heard once. He said Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve really stopped to enjoy each moment and realizing that your moment and experiences make up your life. There’s too much worrying and thinking.

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    1. Hi Charul, thank you for liking my post. I am glad you could identify with it. To stop resisting your emotions and go deeper is a process of unearthing these core fears and realizing that you have everything you need inside of you. Trust that you are here to heal and move beyond. You are a human being full of creative potential with the ability to create any type of life you want.
      Do Stop by Again. Best to you!

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