“Whenever we get emotionally triggered, somebody pulls that trigger. But let us alway remember that we are the ones carrying the ammunition inside of us.”
Have you noticed how easy it is these days to ‘offend’ people, especially in the online community?
With so many books, programs, and materials that are meant to help us grow, evolve, and take charge of our thoughts, feelings, and lives, there are still a lot of people who genuinely believe the problem to always be out there and never within them. As a result, they go around feeling like helpless victims in a world that constantly abuses and pushes them around, seeking ‘justice’ and wanting the other to pay for how they feel.
When You Are Being Emotionally Triggered
“You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit.” ~ Edward Said
To think of yourself as small and helpless, and the world around you as big and powerful, is to hold yourself hostage to an idea of yourself that only hurts and harms you.
This isn’t a healthy way to live our lives.
If we want to have peace of mind; to go through life without feeling like the world is always out to get us; if we want to live a balanced, healthy, happy, and meaningful life, we have to take back our power and learn to take responsibility for how we feel and why we feel the way we do.
We all get emotionally triggered to a certain extent. And even though the tendency is to point the finger and blame the other, the wise thing to do is to stop, take a few deep breaths and sincerely ask ourselves:
“Who’s the one with the mechanism to deliver the ammunition, who’s the one with the ammunition inside them? And where do you wanna put your attention? You wanna put your attention on the trigger purely? Or you’re curious about what ammunition, what explosive material you’re carrying inside.” ~ Dr. Gabor Mate
Who’s the one with the mechanism to deliver the ammunition, who’s the one with the ammunition inside of them?
How to Stop Getting Emotionally Triggered
As you will discover from watching this powerful video I will share with you below, triggers are a great way to know yourself and heal yourself.
Being emotionally triggered, if approached with responsibility and awareness, can help heal the parts of you that have been wounded for ages; bringing you peace of mind and freedom from all those things that made you believe you were a victim of the world.
But if you don’t wanna get to know yourself, then you will continue to think the fault is always in others and never within yourself, and you will continue to resent whoever did the triggering and what you think they did to you….
“How you handle the people that trigger you, that’s your call. But at least know that you’re the one with the explosive inside you and you gain so much liberation, if you find out what that ammunition is and how you got it and if you can really diffuse it… like they diffuse a bomb, you can actually diffuse that ammunition inside you through getting to know yourself. And that’s where freedom actually lies.” ~ Dr. Gabor Mate
What about you? When you get emotionally triggered, do you usually react or respond?