What triggers the fuck out of you?
You know what I mean... you're scrolling through your newsfeed and a post from that person pops up.
You want to be cool with it, but instead you have a desire to vomit in your mouth a little, throw something at the computer, or at the very least 'hide' them from coming up in your feed EVER again.
It could be a celebration of their latest business success, a photo of them and their partner on their lovers’ weekend away, or just a statement that really pushes your buttons - your response ranges from minor annoyance that grates on the skin of your soul to total outrage and disgust.
Say hello to your shadow!
The shadow is the repressed, unexpressed, unacknowledged, unowned parts of yourself. Our shadow lives in the place which triggers us, the person who activates us - causing us to feel jealous, threatened, annoyed or pissed off, that person/place/thing that we work really hard to avoid - that's where our shadow lives.
The ultimate reality is that we have every single quality inside of us: we are never light and not dark, happy and not sad, generous and not selfish. We are all of it. Our only suffering comes when we reject something inside of us. Our shadow is what keeps us in the illusion of separateness that I am that, but not that - I call bullshit.