We are complicated creatures and our reactions to things are rooted in long histories and complex emotions.
We are walking triggers
We are all walking triggers, moving bundles of emotions. What we do, what we say, how we say it, how we look, how we talk, even the way we eat, constantly triggers reactions in people around us – whether positive, neutral or negative. It might be a word, a phrase, a facial expression, a tone of voice, an attitude or an event.
We cannot NOT have an influence on the world around us.
Even when in isolation, we are constantly influencing ourselves!
We tend to find ourselves in three recurring trigger situations:
- We will trigger other people with our own behaviour.
2. Other people will trigger us with their behaviour.
3. We will witness other people triggering each other.
Break the patterns
A big part of becoming an adult is unlearning a lot of shit you were taught by people who didn’t know what they were doing either.
May you find the wisdom, support and courage to break the patterns in your life that are no longer serving you.