I have a plaque in my office that has my name at the top of it followed by different traits that I consider to be true of me. My name, Monica, mean “advisor” in Latin. One of the characteristics listed says “her words produce wisdom and foresight.” I don’t know if this is true, but it is my mission to find truth and to share that truth with others. Since childhood I have been a truth seeker. And I am also a highly sensitive person.
If you too fall into this category, know that you have a solemn responsibility. I will list some of these obligations, so you have a reminder of the hallowed nature of your gift. If you are unsure if you fall under this designation, read on. You may recognize yourself here.
Find the Deeper Wisdom
Wisdom comes from a combination of experience and thoughtful reflection. Experience is a fabulous teacher for everyone, HSP or not. We gain experience in what to do in certain situations, what not to do, what outcomes you can expect in similar situations, etc. This experience can also teach us how others react and what other perspectives look like.
HSPs have the gift of deep reflection and introspection. This trait leads us to deeper understanding of those experiences. We can look behind and around, under and above, and through to great depths of understanding.
Bring your Attention to Subtleties/Sensory Stimuli into Your Contemplations
Subtleties and sensory stimuli are great teachers. They carry keys to the unspoken and the great expanse of implicit knowledge. Your gift of picking up on these phenomena gives you insight that is not so readily available to others. Tap into that insight. Use it to draw newness into old beliefs.
Apply Your Empathy Superpower to Your Truth Concept
Empathy has a see-through effect on all sides of a situation. It can illuminate all sides of an issue. Spreading understanding through every perspective. You have a powerful gift in your empathy translating into care and compassion for everyone concerned. Your understanding of emotions and their origins helps shed light into needs and desires, and what it takes to strengthen relationships.
Tap into Your Conscientiousness
Conscientiousness keeps your motives pure. Most HSPs are extremely conscientious. Truth seekers require this trait because truth cannot be found in corrupt intent. Taking steps to stay within your most profound conscientious being keeps your progress on the right path. It keeps your wisdom authentic and unadulterated.
Experience plus wisdom plus highly sensitive superpowers equals a focused path toward truth. The world needs truth seekers and truth tellers. Truth leads us on the evolutionary path toward actualization; toward a greater tomorrow.
Copyright 2021, Monica Nelson