Is there a such thing as ‘being nasty’, or is this simply a matter of perspective?
So, independent of your intentions — when the world takes on a belief system that makes each of us responsible for our emotions — you may begin to hear ‘thank you’ whenever you respond shortly, with a harsh tonality, or in a less than honoring way. And you might choose to fix your etiquette in the moment and say “you’re welcome” with a smile on your face 🙂
Which model — current or future — makes more sense to you, knowing what you now know? And if you think the ‘future’ model of understanding it’s all ‘us’ and ‘our own stuff’ makes sense to you, then how does it change the way you see your partner and loved ones? How incredible is it that your loved ones take the uncomfortable stance in life — for you — and trigger you all the time, in an effort to help you learn and grow? And how loving of ‘you’ is it that you do the same for them?
Today’s thought exercise:
The next time you are annoyed, frustrated, angry, sad, or upset because of someone else’s actions and the way you respond, look inwardly; and upon looking inwardly, consider taking a moment to find gratitude for this person inconveniencing their day enough to bring a hidden emotional trigger to your attention.
My newest (most recent) perspective: triggering me is loving me, until I no longer have any triggers. So, a similar response as a hug makes sense: hug back and say thank you and I love you.
Sent to you with love, honor, and in service,
Dr. Kareem Samhouri
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