how to stay out of emotional trouble
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- 1. A while back me and a couple buddies went on a backpacking trip across Scotland.
- 2. Saw some cool castles, visited some nice distilleries, and learned a lot of history.
- 3. There was this one field where a famous battle took place.
- 4. Up until that point, the only Scottish battle scenes I knew about were from Braveheart.
- 5. A whole slew of dudes running at each other screaming their lungs out.
- 6. Perfect for Hollywood, but not so accurate.
- 7. In reality, the bad guys were approaching slowly across this huge marshy field.
- 8. The good guys (The Scots) were slowly retreating.
- 9. Why so slow?
- 10. It was a magnificent trick by the Scots.
- 11. See, they KNEW where the solid ground was, and where the super soft ground was. But the bad guys didn't.
- 12. The Scots led them to that field, and drew them in. Then one by one, they got stuck.
- 13. This allowed one or two Scots to get close enough, kill the guy with a couple arrows, and then retreat back.
- 14. Took a while, but the bad guys didn't stand a chance, even though they were much stronger in numbers.
- 15. A very similar battle took place in ancient Greece.
- 16. A small group of ships were retreating from a large larger navy.
- 17. Only the retreating ships were in familiar waters.
- 18. They KNEW where all the sand bars were, but the bad guys didn't.
- 19. Again, one by one, the bad guys got stuck, a one ship got close enough to shoot some flaming arrows, and it was all over.
- 20. Most of us have plenty of those hidden spots.
- 21. We could be walking along and then suddenly we feel stuck.
- 22. Stuck but an unexpected and powerful surge of unwanted emotions that keeps us frozen.
- 23. We suddenly feel put on the spot, or suddenly feel like we're in danger, or suddenly feel like we're being left out or ignored.
- 24. A good way to deal with these would be to take some to figure out where they come from.
- 25. Look at the structure of the situations that keep eliciting them.
- 26. Then like the Greeks or the Scots, you'd know where they were, and you'd know how to avoid them.
- 27. Or you could go one step further.
- 28. You could eliminate them altogether.
- 29. Then it really WOULD be like a movie.
- 30. Only you wouldn't be running and screaming into battle (with your face painted blue), you'd just be running and laughing through life.
- 31. Like a bunch of little kids let loose on the playground.
- 32. Open waters, clear sailing, and no obstacles in sight.
- 33. mindpersuasion.com/emotional-freedom/
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