I am a highly sensitive person and have been worrying about all kinds of things for as long as I can remember. Like 24/7. For a long time I was pretty much alone with that – until Covid came along. Since then, I talk to people who are worried every day. People, who are anxious about what will happen next. There are days when they just don’t know how to move on. Who now see a therapist.
And as scary as that might be, I am happy about each of these conversations. It shows me how good it is to talk about one’s fears. How wonderful it is to have someone there who listens. That I am not alone. That being strong doesn’t mean gritting my teeth and solving everything by myself. That our weakness can be our strength because it makes us intent and empathetic.
I read a lot on these topics. It broadens my horizons, creates understanding and peace. And it shows again and again: None of us is alone with her or his fears.
Some reading tipps:
Every book Matt Haig has written, but mostly “The midnight library”.
Every book that Brené Brown has written, but “Braving the wilderness” is my favourite.
“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle.
And “First, we maje the Beast Beautiful” by Sarah Wilson.