Like gazillions of other Americans, my emotional buttons were pushed by Bush’s plan to spend $700 billion to buy up bad debts…with absolutely no protection for us taxpayers. My husband and I have always lived within our means…we resent being asked to pay for the gambling excesses of others.
That’s all I’m going to say about what triggered me…giving into ranting would be throwing away my personal power. So I’ve been keeping myself informed about what’s been going on and what the proposed solutions are, and I’ve written and phoned my representatives in Washington. Apparently enough other people have made their views known, so the proposed bailout plan has been modified.
That’s the only constructive thing I could think of to deal with triggering event, so the next step was to free myself of the anger. I wanted to get on with my life. Using my StressEraser wasn’t enough…there was way too much energy there…so I decided to try tapping, a technique I learned about last May. I haven’t been stressed enough to use it until now…this was a perfect chance to see if it worked.
To start with I followed this demonstration by Aila. I also read The Tapping Cure, a book I had bought. The book isn’t necessary, but I like to read stories of how a technique works and to see how I can fine tune it for myself. I also like the fact that the author is a pragmatist…she thought the underlying theory of the process sounded like mumbo jumbo, but she became a true believer in the technique because it works so well. Anyway, she was right, it did stop my buttons from getting pushed when I think about the current mess. I can now keep up-to-date about what’s happening with the financial crisis without being tossed around by anger and fear. And I now have another powerful technique for my toolbox.
What about you? Is anything pushing your emotional buttons right now? If so, what techniques are you using? How well are they working? Have you tried anything new lately?
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