Or has your dominant experience early on been that of criticism, rejection, being questioned, laughed at, dismissed, ignored, and not included because:
- You like what you like and that is different from the “norm”?
- You have different views than others?
- You share and express differently than they do?
- You experience life differently than they do?
I suspect you’re not sensitive. I suspect you’re hurting because of the repetition of the message “who you are is wrong!”
Holding space for your pain. I walk a similar path.
From this milepost, I can say the pain begins to heal when you trust in the legitimacy of your personal lived experience AND trust in your natural completeness. You were never wrong to begin with.