I am so thankful for my daily dose of "paroxetine"! When my doctor prescribed this to me he said, (not in so many words), "When someone dumps their toxic words/feelings on you, this medication will allow 'the words' to wash off you (not affect you the way they normally would)! Medication works . . . thanks be to God for creating men/women able to come up with these "right combinations".
I am weak. I am able to tolerate little in the department of over reactions . . . wrong reactions . . . too much drama-reactions . . . unjust reactions. As a youth, I witnessed a lot of "emotional reactions" . . . both positive and negative . . . teaching me much.
~As a child, I took it.
~As an adult, I can step back and assess it.
~Best to keep emotions at bay . . . stick to love and logic . . . come to an orderly, more calm and rational place . . . if "the storm" was meant for me (I need to "take it") . . . if "the storm" was meant for someone else (I need to let it pass)
Personal story: Lots of storms/unleashed emotions in my home in the 60s and 70s! God and I hung out 'in the eye' of it! I allowed the craziness of it to swirl around me but tried very hard not to get caught up in it/the pull of it. In 'the eye', I stayed . . . with Truth and Peace. (as best I could)