Tripping Through Triggers, Like Mousetraps in a Cartoon...
Have you ever been triggered??! I mean the ground knocked out from under you - wind taken right out of your chest - standing there with your eyes spinning around in your sockets??!
While it's not always THAT dramatic; some days, I feel just like I'm in the old Cat and Mouse cartoons - with the Cat laying mousetraps all around himself, to be certain to catch that Mouse.
But, you know who ends up stuck in EVERY mousetrap??! The Cat!!!
Which brings me to the truth that ignoring your triggers, hoping they go away, is ineffective and unrealistic.
As with your issues, they are a part of what has helped form the "You" that you are, today; and even the most horrific things, can be turned to your good.
Whaaaaaa??! The bad stuff can be turned to good??! That's crazy talk!!!
I have FINALLY (it has NOT been an easy road!!!) turned what was meant to destroy me, into my Passion. (Btw, shoutout to all those people that tried to get me to understand this truth, ALL those years!!!)
Now, this doesn't mean I will NEVER be triggered, again. I just know the tools that can help me overcome my triggers. But I also have GREAT people around me to remind me of that, if I forget.
Knowledge IS power!!!
#1 - It is bringing up something from the past. It's over, and not happening now. I think this is the biggest trigger tool we have. No matter how current it feels.
#2 - It may be reminding you of something you haven't fully dealt with. I call this my "Hamster Wheel". It WILL keep coming up, until you deal with it. Now, if you HAVE dealt with it, refer to #1.
Remember, there is no "Handbook for Life", but we CAN learn from one another. Again, keep going - you are NOT in this alone.
Have a good day, and be safe... #2020seeclearly