Have you considered the way in which you feel ordinary might be your extraordinary superpower?
What we think about our strengths or weaknesses are likely not the full picture. The psychological term for this is strength blindness, coined by Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener. In other word, we take ourselves for granted!
Recently I’ve been in a deeply reflective place, seeking a better understanding of ‘who’ I am. I’m digging in based on the context of my upbringing, spiritual influences in my life, my personality & my education. What I’ve come to realize is that some of my beliefs about myself are either not true or so biased I need to investigate further.
One such belief is that being a sensitive person is a weakness.
On the contrary, in my work as an organizer, being a highly sensitive person gives me compassion! It also helps me be non- judgmental and find deep connections with other.
This newly discovered strength has been also been one of my greatest challenges. The idea of women fully embracing their ’emotions’ has historically been an example of how women give their power away! We do not have to act like something we are not. In doing so we don’t serve anyone, least of all our higher selves or God (goddess, higher power- what you equate to God).
Discovering our super powers is the most sacred work we are called to.
These are lessons that will come to us again and again, desperately asking us to go deeper and become more aware of ourselves. By understanding ourselves outside the terms of “strength or weakness” we see how our differences makes us incredibly strong! Here is where the transformation can happen. When we emerge from the depths of a place we once viewed as weakness, to discover a different perspective, it’s like breaking up from a deep dive to invite a full breath of oxygen into our lungs! When this happens, we feel the most incredible sense of release, like a burden has dropped away, we can breath again fully! From that new found perspective we begin to see the world differently, beginning with how we think about ourselves.
The key here is that we shift our focus from what others have been telling us about ourselves to what we say is our truth!
That’s what I a superpower is all about! Believe first and foremost in your gifts and do not just give them away to please others.