We are given this human vessel to look after, and it's our responsibility to nourish it with excellent self-care. Beyond the physical, it's the feeling of aliveness that we need to nurture to stay youthful and enthusiastic about life.
I can be grateful and still not be content. I can be content and still be restless. I can have enough and still want more. I can be at peace and still have desires. I can love and still feel anger. I can feel deep sadness and still feel indescribable joy.
According to Aron, many HSPs are introverts. I’ve come to recognize that I’m an introvert who sometimes enjoys masquerading as a wild extrovert. I am not prone to having my feelings easily hurt by others. I am not overly delicate or fragile emotionally, and I don’t need or expect everyone to like me.
As painful as this experience was, it was also the most sacred moment of my life. How grateful I felt to have been a witness to his life and his death. And how unsettling to be in the presence of death and yet feel so alive, so broken with sorrow and yet so riveted by the magnitude and majesty ...