Survival secrets for a relaxed and fulfilling life
I’ve written about being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) on this blog for a year and a half now, and each time I’m surprised and grateful for the genuine interest with which people contact me about HSP. The massive interests in HSP at the most unexpected places – the supermarket, school of my children – my sport studio! – is an enormous motivation for me to carry on spreading the word; Yes, as a HSP you might see and sense things around you – and within you – differently, but please, by all means: carry on doing so! We need every sensitive and aware person we can get to help making this world a more innovative, creative and peaceful place.
When researching happiness in HSP for my book ‘Expedition Highsensitivity’, I was thrilled to discover that (high) sensitive (HS) people have many personality traits in common with (highly) gifted (HG) people. Some of these trait combinations can set either ‘group’ apart from society. Particularly specific combinations of traits than lead to, for example, ‘awkward’ social situations or psychic abilities can be challenging for gifted or sensitive people.
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During the research for my book about High Sensitivity (hopefully out in October), I discovered that the characteristics of (high) sensitivity and gifted people can overlap. Both are sensitive, feel emotions intensely, have a high level of consciousness and are creative thinkers and doers. You can find 4 astonishing similarities in the next blog article (online on May 24th), but for now I will focus on similarities between (high)sensitives and (highly) gifted people when it comes to happiness.
I’ve often wondered what drives me to do what I’m doing. And of course I am no stranger to the question: ‘Will I ever see my efforts yield results and bringing me closer to my vision?’ My vision is world peace, and my mission is to help people to help themselves. Thus becoming more independent, happy and lose their fear, which is the basis of peaceful living, in my opinion.
In order to find answers I started asking around among friends and family:
- ’What is your vision in life, what do you want to achieve?’
- ‘What is your drive to continue doing what you do?’
- ‘Do you experience that your ideas are not being taken serious or even smiled at by the people around you?’