I received a call from an old friend the other evening. He was triggered and railing about the pandemic, and the impact it was having on him, the possible impact to his health and his small business. True concerns. But the victimhood and railing went on, and on, and on.
Eventually, I began to feel as though he was attacking me and I became defensive. I was now clearly triggered. This only added fuel to the fire. The call did not end well, and I was left shaking.
I woke up the next morning from a fitful sleep thinking about The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
- Be impeccable with your word.
- Don’t take anything personally.
- Don’t make assumptions.
- Always do your best.
I asked myself, “How am I showing up in the world today. How could I be showing up? What is mine to do?
I found my answers in this video clip I created a few years ago. It reminded me that when I sit still and go within, I already have the answers.