Where there is anger, there is usually pain underneath. Anger is a self-gratifying emotion we adopt so as to avoid uncomfortable feelings like losing control, confusion, fear and sadness.
The more anger you hold in your heart toward the past, the less capable you are of happiness in the present. As Jennifer Edwards put it, "The beauty of life is that while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, frustration or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love."
Sometimes you don't realize the weight of something you've been carrying until you feel the weight of its release. Anger is like that.
Typically, anger is stirred up by frustration; you’re not getting what you want or deserve. Frustration may stem from healthy, legitimate needs, or from depression, which may be anger turned inward, now being expressed outwardly. Or, from narcissistic, false entitlement needs. Now what about you? Are you blaming others for your anger rather than searching for solutions? Is your anger more frequent or intense than you would like it to be? If your answer is yes, then it's time to stop blaming others and start doing some inner work to bring your anger to a healthier state. Continues...
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