We're alive in one of the most stressful times in history. We're in a constant state of motion and flux as we shift from dark to light, density to space, fear to love. It's not an overnight change by any means, and at times it's scary as hell.
I used to feel like being sensitive and empathic was a disadvantage: i.e. not being able to handle violent or stressful movies, internalizing others' feelings, needing lots of down time, etc.
But as I learned to turn these feelings into art, I know that this is not true. Your sensitivity is as vital as your other senses. It allows you to keenly perceive the world and the people around you. If you are grounded and centered in yourself, you can use your perceptions about others as a means of helping them, and of having extra insight into your experience.
It's all just information. If you can perceive the information you're getting without judgement, it becomes a tool. You won't hurt yourself if you learn how to use it. You are more powerful than you know.