Embracing Glimmers

A Journey to Rediscover Joy in a Triggered World

By: Sabrena Morgan

In a world where the constant buzz of triggers surrounds us, it’s easy to become entangled in the web of negativity and past traumas. We find ourselves hyper-focused on anticipating the next trigger, reliving moments that haunt us, and inadvertently staying trapped in the shadows of our trauma. But what if, instead of fixating on the triggers that pull us down, we redirect our gaze toward the glimmers that illuminate our path with joy and peace?

Glimmers, those tiny sparks of happiness that often go unnoticed, have the power to transform our perspective and reshape the narrative of our lives. They are the subtle whispers of serenity, the gentle caresses of positivity that exist even in chaos. Rather than being preoccupied with what might trigger us, let’s embark on a journey to actively seek out these glimmers and let them guide us toward a brighter, more fulfilling existence.

The first step in this transformative journey is to cultivate mindfulness. By becoming aware of our thoughts and emotions, we can recognize both triggers and glimmers. Mindfulness invites us to observe the present moment without judgment, allowing us to appreciate the beauty of small joys that often elude our attention.

As we embark on this quest for glimmers, let’s celebrate the mundane moments that make life extraordinary. It could be the warmth of sunlight streaming through the window on a chilly morning, the comforting smell of some coffee in the morning, or the soothing sound of raindrops tapping against the windowpane. We invite more positivity into our lives by acknowledging and relishing these simple pleasures.

Furthermore, surround yourself with people who radiate positivity and support your journey to discover glimmers. Share your aspirations with those who uplift and inspire you, creating a supportive community that encourages the pursuit of joy. Collaborate with like-minded individuals who understand the power of focusing on the good rather than dwelling on the triggers that hold us back.

In the pursuit of glimmers, practice self-compassion. Understand that setbacks and triggers are a part of the human experience, but they do not define us. Resist the confines of a trigger-induced prison and refrain from letting them wield control over your capacity to radiate positivity. Embrace the lessons learned from challenging moments and use them as stepping stones toward personal growth and resilience.

Flipping the script from trigger-focused to glimmer-centered living requires a shift in mindset and a commitment to choosing joy over despair. By actively seeking and celebrating the glimmers in our lives, we pave the way for a brighter, more fulfilling existence. In the dance between triggers and glimmers, let us lead with grace, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to living a life filled with moments that bring peace and happiness. Remember, within every trigger lies the opportunity to discover a glimmer that can illuminate the path to a more radiant and joyous future.

Sabrena Morgan is an accomplished writer and TikTok creator and she is a member of the Ministry’s White Collar Support Group™ that meets every Monday evening on Zoom. You can experience more of Sabrena’s content on Meduim and on TicTok.

We highly recommend Brent Cassity’s podcast, Nightmare Success, in which he interviews justice-impacted people from all walks of life. He is a White Collar Support Group™ member with a mission to be of service to our community. Please check it out on Spotify or on your favorite podcast platform.