STAYING IN TOUCH WITH FACEBOOK

If you prefer pictures and bite-size texts to long emails, following Eggshell Therapy's Facebook Page would be a great way to stay in touch. 

The journey of being an emotionally sensitive and intense individual can be lonely. Words and arts are powerful platform from which we can start a dialogue. 

I update it once every couple of days, and I hope to see you there! 

Imi x

 

Suddenly, we are being thrown into the deep end of winter.
With the confine of language, when we speak of ‘autumn’ and ‘winter’, we think of them as definitive concepts. When actually, if you pay close attention to a tree, it is constantly, moment by moment, shifting and changing.
‘Winter’ and ‘autumn’ are not separate entities. There is not one moment where one can pinpoint as upon which autumn turns into winter.
Perhaps things are not as solid as they seem.
There is a fluidity to the true nature of reality in all things.
As a season comes, it is already going.
As a leaf starts to flourish, it is also decaying.
The same can be said about our thinking and feelings.
As a thought arise, it is already on its way to leaving.
As a bad day, a bad patch, a bad experience comes, it is already on its way out.
But it is the same with the things you call ‘bad’, and the things you call ‘good’.
So at best you can, don’t hold onto any of them too tightly.
Be a light traveler in life.
We often forget how limited our perspective might be. We have a hard time relinquishing control, because of a deep-rooted belief that we must work hard to earn what we need and to fight in a world of scarcity.

Yet we all have the experience of negative events turning out to be a life-changing gift that is revealed only in hindsight.

The situation cannot resolve or heal itself until you fully release it to some unforeseeable force that is beyond your own perception.

Sometimes, when you lose your ‘dream’, you win your destiny.

And maybe this is one of those times.
Just maybe.
Try to trust, just for once.
What’s there to lose?

Yes, being gifted means you have certain high abilities, but that comes with very specific needs that if ignored, will create physical and mental illness.

If you are emotionally or intellectually gifted but fail to recognise it as such, you may fail to respect your own need for solitude, reflection, agency, and autonomy. You may shame yourself for being different, for not being able to conform.

Being able to honour your reverence for authenticity is essential to your growth and wellbeing.

Dear sensitive ones,

Your natural tendency is to give, to love, and to share, and expressing yourself is a birth right. Your ability to combine deep feelings with an active intellectual mind makes you capable of making powerful and impactful contribution the world needs.

When you are not aligned with your sense of purpose, and if your creativity is being stifled by your need to shrink and hide, you would end up feeling sick, stagnated, empty, and resentful. The frozenness inside you keep you feeling empty and numb, as if life is going pass by without you living it.

And that really hurts.

x
     

 

 
 
On staying open to our experience:

Openness does not mean passivity or being a doormat. It doesn’t mean you don’t do what is necessary to protect yourself and honour your sensitivity.

However, we acknowledge life itself is far from perfect, people and events are never just good or bad. In order to have the good, we must learn to cope with the bad.

If we are so afraid of our negative emotions that we keep shrinking our world, ultimately what we do is we hold ourselves back from the limitless possibilities and joy life has to offer.

Try and stay open, tender, and soft, to whatever life throws at you.


It gets easier, I promise.