Every trigger releases a certain emotion. And we need to feel that emotion fully. The suppression of that emotion has been the main cause of our troubles. By feeling it fully, we let go of our troubles. It is as simple as that.
The story that we tell is usually to avoid feeling what we are actually feeling. We want someone to rescue us from that emotion. We don’t want to feel it, so we want someone to say, “poor you. I am sorry that you have to feel this way. So and so is horrible to make you feel this way.” And the moment it is said, we have lost a golden chance to free ourselves from our prison.
Our salvation lies in feeling our feelings fully. The path lies through our emotions. We cannot bypass them forever.