Reactions are learning opportunities in disguise.
We react when fearful, when we believe something or someone will be taken away. In this reactive mode, we become irritated at everything surrounding us. We are annoyed when people move too slow or things get in our way. We become bother and see small things as insurmountable. But, there are great lessons to uncover in this state.
Everything that irritates us, writes Carl Jung, can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. So, the next time we are about to react, stop and listen to the stories we are repeating and believing. And, the truth will set us free.