Small confrontations. They can rattle you for sure.
Sometimes one will shake you deep enough that you find yourself wondering “why did that make me do this” after the fact.
Take a moment and recognize you are being handed an opportunity to discharge an experience from your past.
Like a ribbon, our pasts flow into our present. A moment from the past becomes connected to a moment in our present. If the past moment is unresolved, we are more apt to have a reaction rather than choose a response. Confrontations become elevated, and the tension, stress, anger, or pain grows.
That moment when you ask yourself, “why” is the moment a door to the past opens. If you choose to walk through it, the next time a similar confrontation comes up, you’ll be able to choose a response rather than have a reaction. That is liberation!
You are not a Samurai, my friend, and you do not have to die on the sword of your past trauma. I know a path that will lead you to a place of peace. I’m happy to show you the way.