I think it's important to repeat the impactful comment (below) from Guto on my post, Are Highly Sensitive People Prone to PPOS? He talks about the Buddhist teaching, The Arrow. His words definitely struck a chord with me and helped put my post in perspective. "There is a Buddhist teaching found in the Sallatha Sutta, known as The Arrow. It says if an arrow hits you, you will feel pain in that part of your body where the arrow hit; and then if a second arrow comes and strikes exactly at the same spot, the pain will not be only double, it will become at least ten times more intense. The unwelcome things that sometimes happen in life—being rejected, losing a valuable object, failing a…
As a highly sensitive person, I get overwhelmed when I encounter a problem/problems. This poem by Bruce B. Wilmer puts problem solving in its proper perspective.
If you have a problem
That bothers you inside
And time does little to assure you
That it will subside,
Then draw upon your inner strength
And formulate a plan;
And every time you think you can’t,
Remember that you can. (more…)
For all my friends, whether close or casual, I write this because everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Below are some things to think about. Did you know that the people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?
Did you know that the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know that the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? (more…)
Do you do the best with what you have? I read an interesting article by Stephen Pelletier, who was an executive vice president and CEO of Prudential Insurance. He recalled his experience attending the 2014 USA Games of the Special Olympics in New Jersey.
Mr. Pelletier’s thoughts are as follows:
The talents that were showcased were inspirational and served as reminders that disabled people should be given an opportunity to thrive in the workplace.
My son, Tom, a participant in the Special Olympics, has received a medal in swimming. He is nearly blind and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an infant. Tom is also an accomplished chef and a skilled technologist who knows his way around a computer far better than his father does. (more…)