Why you triggered!

I hear this from students so often. “Why you triggered?” or “What he said triggered me!” I never did like this word because it has always been about placing blame on someone else for the way a student responded to a situation. If you are not familiar with Peter Crone, then you should look him up and hear what he has to say. I am amazed every time I hear him because of how he views life and the things we are going through. Peter does not view himself or others the way most people do. Take this post on his Instagram about being triggered for example. Most people think of a trigger is a bad thing, he explains why it’s good and should be considered a gift. Interested in why? Check out the post at the bottom of this post. What impresses me most about this man is that he sees things from a place of self-reflection, empathy for others, and often against the general perspectives of the masses. This post is not for me to talk about being triggered, it’s for Peter to. I will be adding a tab for resources, videos, links, and articles that we can use to enlighten, inspire, motivate, and educate. Enough from me.

This message from Peter is short. Please take the time to listen to him and I hope that you follow him as well. You will not regret it.

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How do you stop getting triggered by other people? The simple answer … you don’t. Why? Because these are automatic reactions based on your current conditioning. Now, we of course want to evolve BEYOND being triggered but ironically the way to do that is to pay attention TO our triggers so we can be responsible for them. Notice where they arise. With whom and under what circumstances? This is the gift of true spiritual awakening, to become aware of the conditioned psychological perspectives we have that elicit different reactions to external stimulus. As a very stereotypical example, neither your boss nor your spouse piss you off. Shocking I know! They simply do or say something that reveals something within YOU that is the limitation. This is not to condone their behavior or to in anyway say it’s ideal, fun, fair or even humane. And of course in situations of actual physical harm then clearly it’s important to protect yourself and remove yourself! But nonetheless the typical mental suffering we experience is of our own creation and once that mechanism is seen then we can start to have responsibility for our life vs. being a victim of external circumstance. And last I checked that’s a much more powerful and enjoyable way to live life. Here’s to peace! With love, PC #freedom #triggers #peace #petercrone #themindarchitect #compassion #love #free #present #mind #freethemind #mindfulness #respect #unity #limitless

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