Sometimes, when a hot button is triggered, it’s in the middle of my face but I don’t see it.
When somebody tries to make me notice, it’s upsetting.
The truth is that If I wasn’t already triggered before, I wouldn’t react to this attempt of support.
When I’m self-deluded about a hot button, I can sometimes become an exaggeration of myself, like my own caricature… a clown.
If I’m able to laugh at myself, I say “Bravo!” It’s true Personal Mastery!!!
Most of the time, I’m not able.
But if I feel persistently shut down or ready to punch somebody, I know that I need a reflective time.
Evolved people know how to recognize their inner clown, deal with their own button and let it go.
I’m not there yet. But what I know, is that after being committed*, the most indispensable step to overcome my hot buttons is to become self-aware.