DailyOM’s Madisyn Taylor Reveals Her Highly Sensitive Temperament

It is very common for highly sensitive people to be self employed. For a number of reasons. They don’t survive in negative work places, with negative co-workers or negative bosses. They get easily overstimulated. Oftentimes highly sensitive people are very creative, have a lot to offer and look for meaning in the job they perform. Oftentimes they choose to be on their own.
DailyOM’s Madisyn Taylor is a perfect example. In the beginning of her career she always worked for other people. She worked in an office and couldn’t take being be in an office. She couldn’t take the lighting. “I couldn’t stand being cooped up.” She was overstimulated  by too many people. She was always told that she is “too sensitive’, when she was just being herself. After years of struggling she decided that she wanted to do something that would be a benefit to people and, in her own words, “would change the world”.
She and her husband founded DailyOM, an online publication about consciousness, awareness, ways to improve your life and meditation, which goes out to 1.3 million loyal followers daily. Madisyn’s story is featured in “Sensitive-The Untold Story”. In her interview, she beautifully explains how she turned her sensitivity “from a curse, to a blessing” and how it serves her creative writing: “It helps me be an antenna for the world through my writing, I know what’s going on in the universe and what people need to hear and then I can write about it”.
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  • Ami Arnold
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    THANK YOU. That makes perfect sense. Now, I understand everything. What a relief to finally be able to put my finger on it. On me…what it is that has made me SO different from every one else. Now, I get it. THAT IS ME. Now what do I do with this profound realization? I still don’t fit in any where. Hmmmm….

  • Meg McLeroy
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    As a psychotherapist, I’ve been sharing Elaine Aron’s work for years with my clients. It is so helpful to be able to explain that being sensitive is a good thing! I have been receiving Daily Om for years and am often struck by how perfectly relevant it is to something I am going through or one of my client’s is experiencing. It’s as if the words are written expressly for a particular situation or circumstance that is very personal. Of course, you’re highly sensitive! I should have guessed it :)

  • Akber Ayub
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    The world today needs more and more such highly sensitive people. They have the ability to ‘see’ below the surface and intuitively feel and know what’s really going on…in their lives, their society and in the world. They also seem to find ways to gleam truth from various sources,and know intuitively how to heal negativity wherever they find it. I’m saying all this because I’ve always sensed that I am one such HSP.I’m now a writer of spiritual books.

  • Christine Magnussen
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    Madisyn, you are a sterling example of the blessing vs curse perspective we all may choose. It is natural that we HSPs want (and need) to convert our environment and change the world.

    After World War II, my father brought home from Italy a dish which reads(in translation):
    “It is the discontent who bring progress to the world.” HSPs are the change-makers, the canaries in the coal mind. Without us, our world would be black and white.

    I cannot work for others. My resonance,peace and meaning come from the vibrations of harp strings. I have taught HSPs who are blind, dyslexic, ADHD and highly stressed, and brought harp therapy to the bedside.

    Let Madisyn and Sensitive the Movie remind us that we have choice in our perspectives and we are here to make a difference. Thank you so much for this incredible film!

  • Douglas Eby
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    Very apt comment by Madisyn Taylor about sensitivity: “It helps me be an antenna for the world through my writing.” That could also apply to intuition – many creative people declare intuition is a valuable, even essential, part of their choices for creative work. – From post: Creating and Intuition and Procrastination http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2015/09/creating-and-intuition-and-procrastination/

  • Lois Wagenseil
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    Where is the button to view the movie, until Sept 13th?

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