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This quote has been attributed to many people including Warren Buffett and Bruce Lee. I don’t know who originally said it and the quote-checker site quoteinvestigate was unable to find a clear attribution, so let’s credit it to that well-known author “Anonymous”.

Whoever said it, these words are a powerful reminder to look within when we are triggered by another’s words, to be mindful of how we react and/or respond, and what we can learn from our reaction.

We all have conscious intentions, conscious beliefs that support where we want to go in life. But it’s very often the subconscious beliefs — and way(s) of seeing the world — that get our way. Our subconscious may have beliefs of which our consciousness is unaware; we literally don’t consciously know about them!

It is our subconscious beliefs that can often drive our behaviour, rather than a conscious choice or intention.

So when you strongly react to words spoken, first ask yourself:

“What is triggering me? To what am I reacting?” 

If your conscious mind doesn’t know the answer, it may be time to raise your awareness — to become mindful, to become more aware — to the root cause through shadow work, meditating or journeying.

Choose how you want to experience this world through mindfulness. . . and to what is determining your behaviour.

“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with magic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”

Remember that your response may be to do nothing .


Discovering those beliefs — and “disabling their programming” — is a simple process through a PSYCH-K®️ balancing session. I have worked with people who have gotten rid of life-long subconscious blocks in one session. Sometimes it takes more, because the belief can pop up in other situations or relationships. With PSYCH-K®️, we balance your conscious and subconscious mind so that the empowering beliefs are in place.

If you’re interested in learning more about how PSYCH-K®️ can work for you, book a FREE Discovery (“let’s chat!”) session through our on-line booking system.