“Hate and anger are acidic. Hold either in your heart and they will eat through the walls and spill out into the lives of the people you love.” Beau Taplin
“When somebody provokes your anger, the only reason you get angry is because you’re holding on to how you think something is supposed to be. You’re denying how it is. Then you see it’s the expectations of your own mind that are creating your own hell. When you get frustrated because something isn’t the way you thought it would be, examine the way you thought, not just the thing that frustrates you. You’ll see that a lot of your emotional suffering is created by your models of how you think the universe should be and your inability to allow it to be as it is.” Ram Dass
We all know them. They are the people that we cannot get away from because the nature of our relationship is such that we are forced to have contact. We cringe every time something happens that we know is going to involve them and we begin the process of putting on the armour needed to deal with them. They are going to be loud, abusive, and possibly scary. The are not going to listen. They are going to blame you.
This is the bully. Continue reading
I came across this article on Why Anger is the New Sex by Joanne Chen. It speaks of the growing trend towards anger and suggests it is a good thing. While I do agree it is important for people to express their feelings, anger is an emotional choice we make to express our feelings and I do not agree it is a healthy nor a desirable outcome to subject someone else to your angry tirade.
There is nothing sexy about anger. Continue reading