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"Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby Starry Soul » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:54 am

Didn't know which area to post this to. Maybe I decided wrong.

I'd like an opinion on an issue. I am hypersensive, or hyperresponsive, to sound. These may not be the best words to describe it, but they should get the job done.

The problem isn't sound per se. It's certain noises while I am doing something else. To give a general example, imagine I'm having a conversation with people (no problem there), then I leave but remain in proximity to read a book, say. The background chatter in that case would irritate me greatly; make me psychologically and even physically uncomfortable.

I could go on, but that should suffice for my question:

Is it "wrong" to work around this (i.e. staying away from the sound) instead of through it (i.e. somehow developing the ability to always bear the situation)? That is, my understanding is that if something is "inherently" part of me, in this case a strong tendency to become irritated (and to not be able to concentrate much) with certain noises, then I have to accept and own that characteristic and take it into account in the life-equation, at least to a point. I mean, of course, the characteristic is just my observation. (And my horoscope doesn't lie.) And I don't want to develop the mindset of avoiding something. I think I have this one figured out, but I'm not sure, so...

I hope I was clear enough and that this isn't a very stupid question. :D
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Re: "Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:40 am

Not wrong at all.

In fact, after reading the first part of the post, the answer already forming in my mind was: Yes, some people are simply more sensitive to such things AND moist of the phenomenon people encounter and attach to hypersensitivity is from resisting the impressions.

So... nonresistance is hardly futile!
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Re: "Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby Starry Soul » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:32 am

:D Thanks.
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Re: "Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby Fr Cognosco cum Lux » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:24 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote: hypersensitivity is from resisting the impressions.


I have hypersensitivity to touch to the point where being touched makes my skin crawl .In light of this comment, which impressions would I be resisting? I wonder if it may be an issue with my aura being interfered with? Is there a way to stop this without paying a therapist?
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Re: "Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby Starry Soul » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:45 pm

FWIW I think the part he wrote before what you quoted changes the meaning a bit.
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Re: "Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby danica » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:00 am

I was reading A.C.'s commentary to Lib.65, Ch V the other day, commenting on verse 7 he cites from Liber 333 - and I was reminded of this issue of hypersensitivity (I've been suffering from it during whole of my life, only in recent years slowly developing ability to cope with it in a more harmonious way):

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PEACHES

Soft and hollow, how thou dost overcome the hard and full!

It dies, it gives itself; to Thee is the fruit!

Be thou the Bride; thou shalt be the Mother hereafter.

To all impressions thus. Let them not overcome thee; yet let them breed within thee. The least of the impressions, come to its perfection, is Pan.

Receive a thousand lovers; thou shalt bear but One Child.

This child shall be the heir of Fate the Father.

"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: "Sensorial hypersensitivity"?

Postby Starry Soul » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:11 am

Yes, that's the direction this (and similar points) seems to be taking for me, and it seems to be correct.

Somewhat related:

"It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours [...] And as frightening as it may be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking." — Prof. X, X-Men: DOFP
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