To free yourself from responses that cause you stress, anxiety or depression it's not enough to simply become more aware of the moments when we're triggered in our lives.
By the time we're aware that we're triggered, we're often in the midst of an emotional flood that has a life all its own.
The trick is to increase both our awareness and our capacity to stay with the feelings of our internal reaction --- before we act.
~ Pema Chodron
Posted by laure at 9:40 AM