The moments we get triggered are really a gift.
I don’t know about you, but my default when triggered is to react; get defensive, angry or run away and ruminate for days. If only I had known that these moments were a gift sooner…
They are a gift because they USUALLY shine a light on the unconscious beliefs we have about ourselves, others or the world in general.
In my opinion, this is “the work”. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do because “the work” is anything that helps you expand your awareness of who you are. And there’s no better time than when you are triggered, even righteously so.
So next time, instead of reacting, pause and ask yourself “what way do I actually want to respond here?” or “why am I REALLY reacting in this way?”.
It can change the whole game. Oh, and it also helps to treat this as an actual game.
“One bullet, BANG BANG” 😉