4 posts tagged emotional triggers

Telling Yourself The Story

It all depends on how long you keep telling yourself the story that is feeding your anger. Your emotional reaction, your anger, it is a result of your conditioning. By nature, it only lasts a few moments. But if you feed the reaction, through your thoughts, it keeps going. And growing. What was once an momentary emotion grows into something bigger. A story begins to build. An emotion can become a mood. The mood becomes a temperament. The temperament transforms your personality. Your ...

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Emotional Littering

Emotional littering is when I attempt to alleviate my own overwhelming emotions by disposing of them elsewhere, when I inherently know they're mine to be responsible to. In those moments, I don't want to own what I'm feeling and how I'm reacting to it. Instead, I'm trying to drop my responsibility into another's backyard. To put it on them. I'm not making space for my stuff, and I'm attempting to alleviate this by leaving it for someone else to take care of. I'm pretending to not be ...

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Getting to Know Your Garbage

Here's a bit of my garbage... I have a tendency to attach to other people's garbage. I magnetize to the parts of people that they have decided have no value and have thrown away. I can't stand how their not responsible to these parts, and I determine someone needs to be. And now their garbage has become mine. I've attached to it. Except, I have my own garbage to manage. So, why do I think I have room to take on theirs? Being responsible to theirs, I can't fully be responsible ...

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

The messenger brings with them a message that is not really their own. It has been given to them, to deliver to you. If you don't like their message, if you don't want to receive what they're sharing, you may feel angry with them. You might want to shoot the messenger. But consider, is it the message you don't like, or is it the person delivering it? There is a difference. If it is the message you disagree with, take a moment before you shoot the messenger. Consider that your disagr...

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