What Offends You? Triggered!
In episode 74 of HealingMatters, Jason Eagle talks about being offended. What offends you? Why are you offended? Is being offended bad for your health? Techniques to cope with being offended or triggered.
Watch “What Offends You? Triggered!” on my YouTube channel: Jason Eagle QRA
Etymology of Offense
Are you offended? Are you triggered easily? Looking at the etymology of the word, offense. The definition of offense: “annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself or one’s standards or principles”. The definition of defense: “the action of defending from or resisting attack”. When you remove the prefix “of” or “de”, you get “fense” or fence. The definition of fence: a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape”. Think of setting a boundary, shell, or division.
How Can We Be Offended
There are so many ways to be offended. For example: something someone said to you, something someone did to you, something you read, and/or a way someone looked at you can all be interpreted as offensive. These types of offenses are all perceived in your mind.
Also, the masses or society can be offended by concepts that they have seen on tv or the heard on the radio. When you blanketly go along with the masses so you don’t make waves, you are giving up your power to fear. Fear can keep you from speaking the truth because you don’t want to offend someone else. Learn how to stand up for what you know and believe to be true. Learn how to stand up for what is morally right.
Who Defines What Is Offensive
Where did the idea of the offense come from? Society tends to form what is acceptable and what is offensive. Some cultures find burping at the dinner table to be a compliment. Most cultures consider burping at the table to be offensive and rude.
Paraphrasing the Bible, be slow to anger and there is glory in overlooking the offence. Let’s start by saying, people that are offending you likely have nothing to do with you because when people say, do, think things; it’s about them. They may not personally meant it. They may not even know that they did anything or offended you. People think think about themselves. It’s like the mirror principle. Their words and action likely have nothing to do with you. It’s not about you.
If you can see yourself being offended by others then you can learn to overlook the offense. We view/enter situations with preconceived assumptions. Always do your best. Maybe you don’t know any better. You could be deceived. The only person you can change is yourself. Work on learning how to listen instead of reacting. Do you want peace or do you want your way? Is being right more important than having peace?
The Fifth Agreement
If you’re looking for a good read on how to not be offended, I recommend “The Fifth Agreement” by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz. Learn why it’s important to Be Impeccable With Your Word. Don’t Take Anything Personally. Don’t Make Assumptions. Do Your Best. Be Skeptical But Learn To Listen.
“I’m Offended” Is Bad For Your Health
Since I am a holistic health practitioner and someone that uses natural remedies, let’s look at how being offended is bad for your health. Think of an offense sucking the life out of you. It’s sucking the health out of you. Reclaim your health by learning how to navigate offenses. Look at an offense as something that is put inside of you or that your life is arranged so that offense will make you stronger and grow instead of being weakened by it. Learn that you can have freedom from the offense. It is a mind fence. A mind fence that you built. You learned to be offended. You built the fence. When you exercise compassion and love, these are tools to grow, love, and express gratitude.
Emotional Repolarization Technique
At Strategic Healing, I can help you overcome offenses and triggers using the Emotional Repolarization Technique (ERT). Learn where your specific offense is coming from and how to release the negative energy associated with that offense. Many physical diseases stem from emotional trauma. It may not seem like your disease is connected to your thoughts but it can be. Reclaim your natural health holistically.