Thoughts and prayers, xoxo, all my love; words that are so easily expressed whenever we think about a person or wish them all the best. On a postcard, in a text message or whenever Facebook reminds us of a memorable day. But are we aware of the real effect our words have on people? And does the person that receives them, truly understands what we meant to say?
Being sensitive and feeling your emotions is powerful and positive. But for centuries we’re thinking quite the opposite. We rather hide what we're feeling. We think feeling emotions makes us weak and vulnerable and that being sensitive is something only for women. We’ve been wrong all this time. By accepting and dealing with our difficult emotions we will found a solution to our problems.
Without realizing our senses consume a lot of things that can trigger an emotional response in our body. Are you aware what the effects are on our body? Do you know that you can choose to have a balance of anger, drama, suspense, humor and love in your life? Are you aware that a mix of these feelings is important to us?
'What does it mean to be human?' Actor Edgar Ramirez explains in his speech for the 'HeforShe-turns-two' event the importance of feelings by asking this significant question. After all we, as human's, all have feelings. So "how does a being who feels so deeply, as we all do as humans, thrive in a culture that discourages feelings?"