Avoid Anger

“Like anyone else, I too have anger in me. However, I try to recall that anger is a destructive emotion. Scientists say anger is bad for our health; it eats into our immune system. It destroys our peace of mind. We shouldn’t welcome it or think of it as natural or as a friend.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

3 thoughts on “Avoid Anger

  1. Anger is a symptom of energy in motion, (e-motion) in this case- adrenaline, from the perception of threat or fear. as one tries to adjust to an insane or hypocritical reality – when we actually have no objective control or worse are being manipulated.

    Each trigger though, is like a gingerbread clue to another layer of hidden belief about reality. When we respond to the external, we are taken from our inner harmony and balance. Perhaps a goal might be to ask “why”, rather than condemn or chastise after getting upset. There are no mistakes or accidents – as a community we are dealing with age-old karma and from our not-so-spotless past lives now too.

  2. Yes anger is bad, but well-managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes. On the other hand, anger is a powerful emotion and if it isn’t handled appropriately, it may have destructive results for you and those closest to you.

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