"Cool breeze, water ripples, leave me stay here while the day passes."
Art is a field in which a person has much to learn in the ways of seeing, touching, feeling, expressing. We therefore benefit by being sensitive to ourselves, others, and the world around us because by doing so we can learn to express more in our art. For those who are HSP this task comes easier, for those who are not it is something learned over time. Just what is HSP? Robert Genn wrote to me about this topic and I felt too, that what he had to say hit close to home. -
Highly sensitive persons
June 28, 2005
This letter is a bit more difficult to write because it hits close to home. Apparently 15 percent of the general population are what psychologists now call "Highly Sensitive Persons," or HSPs. Among creative types the percentage is much higher. In part, it's the sensitivity that makes us creative. Carl Jung suggested that we are just introverted, shy or depressed. Recent research indicates that HSPs are genetically programmed to be that way. Getting rid of the condition would be like changing our eye colour. HSPs have valuable assets that have traditionally been given a bum rap by the not-so-sensitive majority. Highly sensitive persons often ....continue to read more here.