You huff and you puff. Throw your toys to the ground. Spew up and out your rage.
What pisses you off? And why?
Despite your best intentions to control it, anger is a fundamental part of being human. Alive. Feeling. Caring. That’s why you’ve got to get in touch with your anger.
But here’s the trick: you’ve got to go way down deep, baby. Get inside that scorching flame.
As a child beaten often, I grew up mad as hell at the world. Everywhere I looked, I saw so many wrongs to be righted. Eventually, I learned to pick my battles. Pick them wisely. Honestly, I’m still learning that.
But sometimes, I feel like we don’t get mad enough about the ugliest, soul-searing sores – like racism, terrorism, or any dark-ism. Economic and social injustice is another red-hot one for me.
Sure, getting angry zaps your energy. But there’s a reason anger turned inward morphs into depression. So express it – wisely.
Then do something about it. Speak up. Be heard. But be . . .
. . . Love instead of hate
. . . Compassionate not judgmental
. . . Aware vs. ignorant
You and I have so much left to do. Amazing, lasting, rippling-out kind of stuff. We’re here for a damn good reason in this brief, beautiful, and mysterious thing we call . . . LIFE.
Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice. –Jim Butcher, White Night
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