Can you remember when someone pressed your buttons?

A reactive energy arose.

There was a moment - as the energy arose - when it was noticed.

That moment is incredibly valuable - because it contains the key to inner freedom - an opportunity to save ourself from habitual and unconscious reactions or behaviours that cause endless trouble, pain and suffering.

In that moment - noticing the energy - watching the inner reaction - a tiny pause - the energy subsides - a space opens up - an opportunity to choose to react - or to respond - or not to respond at all.