Practice The Pause

First thing to do when your buttons are pushed

Karen Humphries
ILLUMINATION

--

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Our life is full of experiences. Some are fabulous, some teach us lessons. Some of those lessons just aren’t resolved with a good night’s sleep, and it’s this reaction to the external world that creates our defensive reaction.

When the lesson hasn’t been fully embraced, we can feel like our buttons have been pushed. What’s happening inside our brain when we experience a triggered reaction is that we don’t quite yet have the resources to work through that situation.

We often repeat the same experience until the lesson is learned. This is often not pleasant and can make life feel hard as we build our resilience muscle.

We are constantly building our emotional intelligence — our capacity to process our emotional response to external life.

We’re gathering information about the world and maturing from the moment of conception all the way through to death. We’re always evolving.

If you’re open-minded in relation to change, you can view life as every single experience presents you with a gift to grow and evolve. However, if you’re stuck in your neurological survival reaction, this growth can become stunted. You’re capacity to self-reflect, assess and move forward strategically can become impeded.

--

--

Karen Humphries
ILLUMINATION

Lover of life, laugh-a-holic, joy seeker, avid lesson learner and book author. Want more visit https://karenhumphries.net.au/changeagrams/