empathy and finding calm.
i've always felt more, than most people around me. it started when i was child at that time i couldn't really understand why i had these intuitive experiences that i wasn't able to explain or describe. it wasn't until a couple of years back when i started to read more about highly sensitive people and empaths that i felt a huge sense of relief that i wasn't alone with these capabilities and feelings.
this sensitivity has helped me understand people and situations on a deeper level and i am incredibly grateful for being able to support loved ones when they are hurting or experiencing hardship.
but, there are also times when you wish you could just be in a space without energetically internalize the pain and feelings of others. because often times highly sensitive people and empaths have trouble differentiating them from their own, so finding a way to escape toxicity and disctractions is essential at times.
painting is one of the outlets where i am able to distinguish my own feelings from the feelings of others and probably one of the many reasons i am drawn to art and creativity. it is necessary for me to refuel and to find myself in the midst of all of the energies that surround me daily.
if i can't release it through art, then nature is always a place i turn to in order to find inner peace, strength and healing. time slows down and everything else suddenly feels insignificant when i am surrounded by such majesty.