In the first post of this series I described some of what happens when we experience a 'trigger event;' an event that triggers old emotions and thoughts we may not be aware of.
Now we'll look deeper into what's going on and we'll use a couple of simple and effective instantly actionable techniques to re-calibrate ourselves and re-align to the now.
Remember where we were, back at the market place and desiring a bargain? We began to feel 'stuff' (maybe like anger, or frustration, or attraction) and we started experiencing our feelings about our perception of the event. We are no longer present in the event or moment. We're instantly into another place, filled with emotions that have nothing or little to do with the actual current event. itself.
Then we begin to behave weirdly - as if we are
Whenever we feel uncomfortable, disturbing or overwhelming emotions, we tend to have a thought or some image that we attach to what we're feeling.
But it's rare that what we're actually experiencing is as a result of - or is even connected to those 'additional' pieces of information.
Rarely is it about what it appears to be about.
Our responses to a current event are usually coloured by all our previous responses to what we perceive to have been similar events.
We're experiencing people and events as we are, not as they are.
This may seem like a bold statement but....