You always get the advice, not to "take things personally." That its "not about you."
I however, see the power and awareness that comes with people that activate this power, and the awareness that comes with this seemingly burdensome characteristic. People that activate this power are classified as sensitive, emotional and weak. In reality, taking life personally allows one to see the severity of the worlds issues. Not by being burdened by this awareness, and using these feelings let us notice objectively what is going on in our world. It allows us be active and in tune with our world and each other.
In yoga, this consciousness allows one to be more present and in the moment. Taking the world personally is an indulgence of the moment. It makes it yours to savor, feel and remember. There is greed that comes from the sentiment, "the world is here for us to enjoy;" but not if you share it, taking no more than needed, and indulging in the truth wealth of life; enjoyment of the intangibles. The personal moments, those are what make our lives unique. So, go on, get personal, it's your life. And if your life is not personal, what is it all about?
Only through taking your personal insights to heart can you make clear, unadulterated decisions. Only then, can we be in charge of our decisions. By embracing them, instead of being afraid of them by labeling them as sensitive and throwing those emotions under the rug.
And if sensitivity makes us care more about one another, how can we lose? Creating a world with more loving acts versus hardness/toughness. Again, I am failing to see how this is a bad thing.
People that are more conscious of the earth and all other beings living on it...sign me up for a personal, sensitive world!
over & out. ANgr