Short and Sweet #56 – Irritation


Most of us have experienced irritation for one reason or another in our life. This irritation is a clue about our unconscious programming. Remember, everything that irritates us can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. When we watch our reactions, responses, feelings and thoughts about other people and events, we are given an opportunity to make a shift in our field of awareness. This shift allows us to let go of our unconscious programming, which releases the behaviors that no longer serve us. First, make a decision that this is your intention, then begin to notice each time you become irritated. Sometimes you may not notice your irritation until after the fact and that is OK. The important thing is the recognition of the irritation, not when you notice it. As you continue the practice, you will eventually notice it in the moment.
Irritation will make itself known to you through your thoughts, a feeling or a sensation in your body; you may receive one or all of these messages. Once you become aware, notice or remember what was said or happened to make you irritated. Remember this exercise is not about beating yourself up because of your behavior, you are already doing this each time you get irritated. Irritation throws your body into an uncomfortable state, changing your mood, blood pressure, heart rate and many other physiological changes occur. This is about letting go, just notice, reset your intention and move on. Over time, you will let go of the pattern and your True Self will rise to the surface leaving you more relaxed and peaceful without irritation.