Whenever I’m upset, I know that something I hold to be true has been put to the test. I look at that agreement inside and out and ask myself, is it an agreement based on truth or illusion? If I am very attached to that agreeÂment, I might end up using a lot of my energy to keep it alive. If I become skeptical, I am giving myself a choice to once again believe that agreement or not.
Whenever an emotion gets triggered, it is the opportune moment to ask questions such as: * What is this about? *What agreement is at the heart of this? *What attachment does this threaten? *Do I really believe this? *Is it important? Answering these questions gives us the opportunity to examine our beliefs and choose whether or not to continue to believe.
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Honoring Our Emotions & Examining Our Beliefs & Triggers
by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
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