“Your sensitivity is a gift to the world,
but (sometimes) it takes a bit of fine-tuning,”
There are some days when you have inhaled so many negative workplace emotions — anger, frustration, hurt, fear, jealousy, etc. — you feel like there is no room left for anything else. And on those days, we need to remember to give ourselves a little extra care and “fine-tuning”.
The quote above comes from Dave Markowitz, a medical intuitive by profession. But he is also someone who I have personally known to be a keen observer of people and loaded with common sense.
Something he taught me, that I want to share with you, is that we can absorb a lot of emotions from the world around us. And then we carry them around. Often making them our own. But they aren’t.
And even the ones that are ours can grow way out of proportion, as we hold them in (just as we hold our breath in) and continue to feed them with more and more feelings. As if they were ours to keep caged & protected inside.
But as Dave tells us, you can also let them go. You can imagine a small opening (keyhole he calls it) in the back of you. And you can imagine all those feelings, one by one, floating out and leaving forever. They were never yours to keep caged up to begin with.
See each negative workplace emotion leaving your body, as you breathe them out. Imagine them floating up and away from you. Let them fly free!