I may notice what I am when things are more calm and I am not triggered.
But what about when things are triggered? When unloved fears come up full force?
Do I get swept along with the fearful stories? Do I get caught in reacting to it? Or can I stay rooted in reality even then?
On the one hand, this rootedness is something that comes over time, with practice and experience, with clarity and kindness, and through healing more of our issues.
On the other hand, it also requires some commitment. It requires us to intend to stay rooted. To remind ourselves what’s going on. To cut through the fearful illusions. These situations may require tough love towards ourselves.
Here too, there is a mutuality between receptivity and patience, and engagement and clear action.