Today, let's practice rewiring reactive patterns of behavior by being prepared with a mindful response to the trigger.
As we bring awareness to habituated, conditioned, and reactive patterns of behavior, we naturally create more space to mindfully respond from a less triggered state. Preparing ourselves with how we would ideally respond to a triggering event will empower us to put it into practice next time something similar occurs.
Choose one reactive pattern you've experienced—a behavior that creates separation and suffering:
What triggers this habituated emotional reaction?
How you would like to respond more mindfully if this reactive pattern gets triggered again:
We're that much more aware and prepared. And in the process of noticing reactive patterns, we free up precious emotional energy.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
What mindful response will you be equipping yourself with today?
Share in the comments!