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Why Boundaries Can Be Triggering

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about why healthy boundaries can sometimes be triggering. So your interpretation of someone as being insensitive or angry may sometimes be your first experience of a person putting up a healthy boundary. If we're not used to experiencing someone standing in their truth, and instead only no playing nice or people pleasing as a form of kindness or being good, then we can easily misinterpret someone's clarity and boundaries as rudeness or being dismissive toward us. And if you find yourself getting activated or triggered by something like this it could be an opportunity to explore what your experience of healthy boundaries has been in your life.

And how you might be trying to get a certain reaction or response from another person in order to feel safe, comforted, and okay. I know, I've certainly experienced this for myself in my life, where someone would say something like that's not okay, or please respect my time. And I interpreted it as them being rude or not being nice. But actually what they were doing was communicating what they needed. And I noticed for myself that I actually had some trouble communicating what I needed.

So as always, this is just one strand of exploration in the multi-threaded fabric of our growth, healing and awakening, but it's an important one. Sometimes in the world of mindfulness, we tend to mistake it as passive resignation or to be compassionate and kind means just allowing everything to happen. That's not true. You have needs, and it's important to respect those needs. And as you do, other people will start to respect you more.

Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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Why Boundaries Can Be Triggering

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about why healthy boundaries can sometimes be triggering. So your interpretation of someone as being insensitive or angry may sometimes be your first experience of a person putting up a healthy boundary. If we're not used to experiencing someone standing in their truth, and instead only no playing nice or people pleasing as a form of kindness or being good, then we can easily misinterpret someone's clarity and boundaries as rudeness or being dismissive toward us. And if you find yourself getting activated or triggered by something like this it could be an opportunity to explore what your experience of healthy boundaries has been in your life.

And how you might be trying to get a certain reaction or response from another person in order to feel safe, comforted, and okay. I know, I've certainly experienced this for myself in my life, where someone would say something like that's not okay, or please respect my time. And I interpreted it as them being rude or not being nice. But actually what they were doing was communicating what they needed. And I noticed for myself that I actually had some trouble communicating what I needed.

So as always, this is just one strand of exploration in the multi-threaded fabric of our growth, healing and awakening, but it's an important one. Sometimes in the world of mindfulness, we tend to mistake it as passive resignation or to be compassionate and kind means just allowing everything to happen. That's not true. You have needs, and it's important to respect those needs. And as you do, other people will start to respect you more.

Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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