Sarah • Boise, ID • USA 🇺🇸 A wise man once said, ‘CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!’ Justin Timberlake, you da man.
Attn : Feeler intervention ⚠️ Feeler (n). Someone who feels an emotion about 10x stronger than the average person.
Synonyms: sensitive, delicate, fragile, open
Hello! My name is Sarah and I’m a feeler. (Hint : This is the part where you say, “Hi Sarah!”) I’ve been a feeler my whole life. It’s not something I can always control and at times it has made me physically sick. But today I’m here to tell you that it is both a BLESSING AND A CURSE. For 90% of my life, I thought feeling things deeply was bad. ‘Don’t let people see you sad, you’ll look weak.’ But don’t let them see you too excited or happy, you’ll look naive. So I bottled it all up inside until the mini break downs about twice a year. NOT HEALTHY. Our generation kinda romanticized the idea of being “aloof” and “heartless”, almost to the point where you’re expected to let anything - even remotely related to ‘feeling’ - ricochet off your stone-cold heart. Like you’re a brick wall. But here’s the thing. We aren’t brick walls and we weren’t intended to be. We are living, breathing human beings with a pulse and a heart that needs room to beat. We were meant to feel! It’s what makes us HUMAN. At the time, I unknowingly let this ideology strip me of my humanity, my right to feel. It wasn’t that I didn’t express my emotions, but that I didn’t even let myself FEEL them. This pattern induced onsets of terrible migraines so bad, I’d literally throw up because I was so conflicted inside. My body was telling me that my emotions needed to be released, one way or another. So I’m gonna let you in on a little secret : the energy we put into fighting a feeling is worse than feeling the feeling itself. What’s that?? Yeah, let me say that one more time for the people in the back : The energy we put into fighting a feeling is worse than feeling the feeling itself. As a ‘feeler’, fighting those feelings is an exhausting battle; one you can’t possibly win. My advice? Accept the ‘feeling’ and move on. Bottling up my emotions caught up with me and I realized I couldn’t do that anymore. Wanna know what I did? [CONT.] ⬇️⬇ #healyourheart #breakdownthosewalls #letyourheartbefree #feelersunite #pictureyourheart #openyourheart #whereareyou #hugtheworld #stonecoldisthemold #befreetofeel #breakthemold