Its not just politics that can be a trigger but I know what you mean, its a good realisation to have or rubicon to cross.
A yoga book I'm reading specifically advised dropping one's politics until one can develop a really calm and grounded center. A large tree can provide shade, but a small tree needs a fence.
I'm putting a fence around myself at this stage in my development so that I'm not carried away by things that are negative. I can still ACT on my politics: I can vote, do a beach clean up, etc. but debating about them or watching a lot of news programs or anything like that is counterproductive to my present goals.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
"In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled." Daniel 10:2-3
I've finally worked out the secret to making an ISFJ female shut her damn mouth for a few minutes, when chattering (endlessly.. fucking ENDLESSLY [I wish I were exaggerating]- maybe my mother's a bit of a 'manic' one.. they can't all be this bad) about all her home improvement/decorating ideas down to the last.. curtain rod.. thing.
-- "NO! DON'T TELL ME [*covers ears*] -- I DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE DETAILS! I WANT TO BE SURPRISED BY THE TOTAL CHANGE... y'know.. like.. on that.. that.. show.. the home makeover one.. YEAH! That one! Just SURPRISE ME on my next visit, it'll be awesome! [/super enthusiastic]"
Goddammit. I'm a genius.
03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!
04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy
02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack
03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.