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Self Sabotage Part II – Emotional Landmines

In doing a little background research, I found this information to be very positive. And subsequently, an answer to our trivial sabotaging.



Do you ever find yourself losing control over your emotional reaction to things, saying things that you didn’t mean (I can’t be responsible for what I say while on prescription drugs) or that are self sabotaging, and having uncontrollable impulsive urges to engage in some form of self sabotaging behavior? YES! And it is highly likely that you have “emotional landmines” deep down inside your mind/body.


Emotional Landmines, are like emotional explosives that go off when something in their environment triggers them. Things that make you BOOM!! Now since they are inside you, their environment consists of everything that you experience in your daily life. This environmental experience includes things like your physiological state, your mental, emotional and spiritual environment.


Ok so; many of us know how we respond to something that is frustrating us when we are tired or hungry. We also know how we respond when we are triggered by something that someone has said that we found annoying. We all have our individual triggers that set our “emotional landmines” off.


The very presence of these landmines inside us have several consequences 1) they wrestle control of your mind/emotions and body away from you 2) they deplete you of energy 3) they make you feel helpless and out of control of yourself… need I say more?


Many individuals live their whole lives with landmines within them that they consider them a normal and acceptable part of their personality and for that reason they think it’s who they are. It deprives them of a proper understanding of who they are as well as a more joyful and fulfilling life.


These landmines are NOT part of who you are. By releasing them you begin to regain full mastery over your self at every level. It is a weakness. First we must recognize and acknowledge them. Then we can take action to overcome them. We can regularly pray to Jehovah, asking for his help to conquer those weaknesses. Then your stress is reduced and your health improves dramatically. Your relationships improve and last but not least, you reduce your risk of being re-traumatized.


About candilish79

I am a 31 year old novice writer. My writing is filled with emotion, pain, turmoil, conquering and overcoming the daily strains that life throws at us. I relate to you my own experiences and others have related their experiences on how they have handled difficult times in their life. My goal is working to finish my first book that has been allowing me to "Reinvent Myself"


One thought on “Self Sabotage Part II – Emotional Landmines

  1. Landmines is such a perfect description for these moments in life, Candi! It’s such a powerful way to visualize these moments that can sabotage all of our efforts and successes. Thanks for reminding me to separate myself and my identity from them. What a beautiful image to have mastery over myself. =) Love your writing, friend! =)

    Posted by Samantha Bangayan | July 8, 2011, 3:54 am

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