Your patterns of your emotional response have a life that is independent of particular circumstances. Looking at these patterns is the first step in spiritual growth. It means cutting through the distraction in order to see clearly into the heart of the matter, which is your spiritual development. The circumstances that trigger your painful emotions are endless. You will continue to encounter circumstances that trigger painful emotions untill you look beyond them to the interior dynamics that create your emotional pain.
When you do that, you embark upon the journey that you were born to take.
The medicine that your life offers you is your emotions, and the physical sensations in your body, and the thoughts that accompany your sensations, so paying attention to your energy system moment by moment is the healing remedy.